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New Chicago Public Schools Funding Formula Drops 30-Pupil Standard

District officials plan to scrap a school funding formula that assumes a typical class size of 30 students in favor of a system that would divide money on a more straightforward per-pupil basis.

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Military Schools Grapple With Budget Cuts Confusion, Instability

Over the past week, since Congress failed to prevent the implementation of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, parents of students in Defense Department schools around the globe have heard all sorts of rumors regarding how the cuts will affect them.

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Report: $542B Needed to Repair, Modernize Schools

America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up-to-date, a report released Tuesday estimated.

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Massachusetts Foundation to Support School Technology

The Natick (Mass.) Education Foundation is reviving a fundraiser that was successful five years ago to support school technology through a series of parties. Through the concept, people will host dozens of parties and invite their friends to socialize and support technological initiatives in Natick Public Schools.

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Immigration Costs Miami-Dade Schools $22 Million a Year

As lawmakers in Washington consider changes to immigration laws, Miami-Dade public school officials want them to know just how much their policies are taxing South Florida’s classrooms.

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School Districts to State - Ohio Needs Stable Funding

Last month, Gov. John Kasich made waves with his school-funding proposal. The waves have not ceased ... and local districts are still bobbing up and down in rather deep troughs.

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Funding Education in Washington State Requires More Taxes

Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.

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Advocates Press for More Funding for Schools During N.J. Senate Budget Hearing

Advocates asked for more money for school districts, transportation and towns Tuesday at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s first legislative hearing on Governor Christie's proposed $32.9 billion spending plan.

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Judge Temporarily Halts Ala. Private School Tax Credits

A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.

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Funding Education in Washington State Requires More Taxes

Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.

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