In Case You Missed It: Governors proposing their Education Plans
Local Schools in Maryland Could See Funding Shrink under Proposed MD Budget – Governor Larry Hogan introduced his $16.1 billion spending plan this week. Approximately $6.1 billion was allotted for education, including record funding for K-12 spending in the state, although it would be cut by 50 percent due to the “funding formula”.
Read the full article here: http://wtop.com/maryland/2015/01/local-schools-see-funding-shrink-proposed-md-budget/
Education Funding for Southwest Missouri – Governor Jay Nixon says his budget will invest an additional $11 million in preschools, an additional $150 million for the local public schools, and an additional $25 million for colleges and universities. Ken McClure, VP of Administrative & Information Services at MSU, is not very optimistic with the numbers.
Read the full article here: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/education-funding-for-southwest-missouri/21051620_30875396
Gov. Dayton Sheds Light on Education Funding Increases in Budget – Governor Mark Dayton plans to recommend about $372 million for expanded early education scholarships, pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs and subsidized school breakfast.
Read the full article here: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/01/23/gov-dayton-sheds-light-on-education-funding-increases-in-budget/
Illinois Education Board Wants $730M More Pre-K12 Funding – The board is asking for a 10.7 percent boost for schools in the state’s 857 districts. Board officials say that even with the increase, the inflation-adjusted budget would amount to 5 percent less in state funding to schools than in 2009, before the recession and before the state officials began divert key funds from schools to cover Illinois’ massive unfunded pension liability.
Read the full article here: http://www.nwherald.com/2015/01/23/illinois-education-board-wants-730m-more-pre-k-12-funding/at0rzod/
Wisconsin Schools Seeking More Special Ed Funding – State Superintendent Tony Evers is proposing in his 2015-17 state education budget to increase reimbursement to 28 percent of costs in the first year of the budget and 30 percent in the second. Included in Evers’ budget is a $1.5 million pilot plan that would allow Special Education Better Bottom Line Job Development Specialists to work with the business community on creating jobs and integrating students with disabilities into the work force.
Read the full article here: http://www.hngnews.com/waunakee_tribune/news/school/article_e517c494-a0dc-11e4-a59d-ff76c4138f73.html
Gov. Scott proposes STEM education funding plan – Governor Rick Scott announced $1 million in proposed funding to partner high-tech companies in Florida to create a paid summer residency program for STEM teachers to bring new industry trends in STEM fields back to Florida’s K-12 classrooms.
Read the full article here: http://www.winknews.com/2015/01/21/gov-scott-proposes-stem-education-funding-plan/