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Higher education funding boost goes to governor

News from Chalkbeat Colorado: The proposed $ 100 million increase in higher education funding is returning to the place where the plan started – the governor’s office. The House Friday voted 48-16 for final passage of Senate Bill 14-001 – what’s called the College Affordability Act. The bill will provide $ 60 million in additional [...]

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Kansas lawmakers pass school finance bill merging funding equity with …

News from Kansas City Star: TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers late Sunday narrowly passed a school finance bill that ties reforms championed by conservatives to fixing a spending gap between rich and poor schools. John Hanna | AP Members of the Kansas National Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, follow the Senate’s debate on a [...]

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Westpac highlights the importance of funding education in ad for Bicentennial …

News from MuMbrella: Westpac is highlighting the impact its Bicentennial Foundation, a private education scholarship program, has had on the nation in a new campaign which is the company’s first step towards celebrating its 200-year anniversary in 2017. Created by DDB Australia the campaign asks what drove eye surgeon Fred Hollows and cancer researcher Adele Green as [...]

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Schools laud new education funding formula

News from Bakersfield Californian: The state budget the governor just signed pumps some much-needed money to schools that have taken a financial beating since the recession, but local districts are guarded about the impact on their beleaguered finances. “We’re definitely better off overall, and we feel like this is a stride in the right direction [...]

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Debate over Kansas education funding pits Brownback against his allies

News from Kansas City Star: LAWRENCE — Introducing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback … the moderate? John Hanna Gov. Sam Brownback — the conservative leader of an increasingly conservative Republican Party in Kansas — is campaigning across the state to drum up support for funding higher education with a sales tax extension. Brownback — the conservative [...]

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Lawmakers shopping for education funding

News from HeraldNet: Published: Friday, November 23, 2012, 12:47 p.m. SEATTLE — Lawmakers are making their holiday school funding wish list and it’s a short one: please send cash. They need the money to give every child free all-day kindergarten, to pay for bus service for about a million school children and to take the [...]

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Education funding proposal allows school choice, more online learning

News from Detroit Free Press: LANSING — A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $ 2,500 per semester for completing high school early. The proposed Michigan Public Education Finance Act [...]

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Education In The Election: How Americans Voted On Key State Funding …

News from Huffington Post: Tuesday was a big day for voters, and not just in the general election. With one eye on the country’s next president, voters in several states were also casting their ballots for strong local issues — namely, how their schools are funded. Education funding fell in more than half……………. continues on [...]

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Op-ed: State must restore funding to higher education

News from The Seattle Times: IT is almost surreal to think that the check graduating seniors at the University of Washington just wrote to pay for last spring quarter’s tuition was 55 percent more than what they paid as first-year students only four years ago. Undergraduate in-state tuition and mandatory fees totaled $ 6,802 in [...]

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Education funding amendment is killed

News from Seacoastonline.com: Hundreds attend service for fallen Portsmouth firefighter – 6/4/2012 PHS graduates say emotional farewell – 6/8/2012 Traip’s Class of 2012 rose above ‘misfits’ label – 6/8/2012 Investigation of USS Miami fire continues – 6/8/2012 Maine killer commits suicide in federal prison – 6/8/2012 Marshwood’s Class of 2012: From ‘underdogs to champions’ – [...]

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