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Area schools say state funding bills fall short

Kevin Allenspach, Kirsti Marohn and David Unze, St. Cloud Times, May 12, 2015 (Photo: Kimm Anderson, kanderson@stcloudtimes.com) If ever there was a year that state education funding would see a significant increase, St. Cloud-area school leaders thought this would be it. With a budget surplus of almost $1.9 billion, school officials thought surely state lawmakers […]

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Dayton calls for larger 4 percent boost to school funding formula

Ricardo Lopez, Star Tribune’s Hot Dish Politics, May 11, 2015 After meeting with DFL legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday said he and Senate DFLers will push for a larger increase on the basic school funding formula, an overall 4 percent increase than current Dayton and Senate proposals calling for a 2 percent increase. Aid […]

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School Funding is a Warm Sweater

I was recently standing around the printer for teacher’s use at my son’s public elementary school, waiting for my Lego League rules to print. In the 23 minutes I waited, 9 teachers popped in and out to see if their print job was done. “Yes,” they agreed. Printing and copying in this building is under-resourced […]

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K-12 funding reform needed

Star Tribune Editorial, December 10, 2012 – For most of the last decade, there has been wide agreement that Minnesota’s complicated K-12 state funding formula needs work. To that end, yet another group of earnest education stakeholders has come up with a recommended model for funding public schools. The committee, appointed by state Education Commissioner Brenda […]

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Education-equalization proposal to go before state task force

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, November 27, 2012 – This afternoon, the education policy agenda for the next legislative session is getting a soft roll-out in a conference room in the Roseville offices of the Minnesota Department of Education. It’s not sexy, it’s not easy to understand, and it’s utterly devoid of gimmicky items like letter grades […]

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