In Case You Missed It: Governors Are Making the Cuts on Education Funding

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Pennsylvania Teachers Hope Gov. Wolf Delivers on Education Funding – Gov. Tom Wolf, who has defeated the former Gov. Tom Corbett by a wide margin, has promised to restore the funding cuts in education. Mike Crossey, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, is optimistic with the recovery of the education fundings through tax levies from the state’s natural gas development. He says, “we need to give the schools the resources they need so every child in Pennsylvania can get a world-class education.

Read the full article: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-03/budget-policy-and-priorities/pennsylvania-teachers-hope-gov-wolf-delivers-on-education-funding/a44332-1

 

Why I Fight for Education Funding – More than 200,000 signatures have been placed on the November ballot to amend the Mississippi Constitution that, if approved, would mandate “adequate and efficient” funding of public schools and allow for judicial relief if a chancery court found that the funding fell short. Over 90 percent of Mississippi students are attending public schools, however, most communities are lacking the resources they need to fund their own schools and thus, the state has been approached for help.

Read the full article:  http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2015/feb/04/why-i-fight-education-funding/

 

Iowa Education Groups Push for Minimum 4% School Funding Increase – Representatives of the Iowa education groups have urged state senators on Wednesday to be adamant on pressing for increased funding for K-12 schools in the next two years. However, Democratic Senator Tod Bowman commented that even 4 percent could be “wishful thinking”, given that the House Republicans have passed a 1.25 percent hike for fiscal 2016 and favor 2.45 percent increase for fiscal 2017. The bills that head to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday provide $212 million in increased state appropriations for basic K-12 programs, teacher leadership reforms and property tax replacement in fiscal 2016, and $217.7 million in fiscal 2017.

Read the full article: http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/iowa-education-groups-push-for-minimum-4-percent-school-funding-increase-20150204

 

Committee Approves $60M Cut Ao Utah Public Education – Utah lawmakers gave early approval to more than $60 million in education funding cuts on Wednesday. If enacted, the cuts would affect programs like concurrent enrollment and student transportation, and would require school districts to divert a greater portion of their local tax revenue to charter schools. website loading speed test The intention of legislative leaders, Draper Republican Sen. Howard Stephenson said, is to give even more money to schools, possibly by investing in other programs, as well as increasing overall funding for the state’s public education system.

Read the full article: http://www.sltrib.com/news/2140447-155/committee-approves-60m-cut-to-public

 

School Superintendent: South Carolina Can Bridge Funding Gap in Phases – South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman says the state should bridge the $600 million gap in K-12 education spending within the next five years. Spearman said it would be impractical to close the gap in one year, thus she is encouraging the phased-in approach. The money will primarily be channeled to the “base student costs,” which funds salaries, because many other superintendents have given feedback that they do not require new programs or funding for peripheral items, they really need the increment in base student costs.

Read the full article: http://www.wral.com/schools-superintendent-sc-can-bridge-funding-gap-in-phases/14422164/

 

Previous ICYMI Education Funding Articles:
In Case You Missed It: Governors Proposing Their Education Plans
In Case You Missed It: The K-12 Articles You Should Read This Week

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