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Editorial: Difficult decisions await legislators on education issues

Oregon legislators are in quandary — their table is filled with a projected $1.6 billion deficit despite record revenues, and they face the stiff challenge of crafting a balanced budget that also meets demands from voter-approved measures from last November’s general election. 46 more words

Opinion

Action Alert: Urge Congress to invest in public education

Visit https://youtu.be/MNc0kYXt6Ig to watch NSBA’s funding video.

Source: National School Boards Association

Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing an appropriations bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. 237 more words

Advocacy

A Desperate Appeal to IL Citizens: Demand Just Education Funding

If you live in IL, please read this story. After reading, please consider calling your representatives to push for a funding formula that justly considers Chicago school children—one that aims to fund all schools fairly with regard to cost of living and wealth/income disparities. 260 more words

Judge To Hear Arguments On CPS Lawsuit Over State Education Funding

CHICAGO (CBS) — Attorneys for the Chicago Public Schools were headed to court on Wednesday, for a hearing on their lawsuit accusing the state of discriminating against minority students when it comes to funding education. 104 more words

News

More County Forums Next Week: Come and Talk to Your Legislators

With a proposed state budget that would divide Connecticut’s school districts into winners and losers and saddle towns with one-third of the cost of their teachers’ pensions, it’s vital that legislators hear loud and clear from CEA members. 372 more words

Education News

State Senator Hopes To Build Support For New School Funding Bill

CHICAGO (CBS) — Another idea to change the way Illinois pays for public K-12 education is coming.

The yet to be filled bill addresses neither the reliance on property taxes nor the disparity and wealth among different areas. 115 more words

News

Tell Your Legislators: Don't Pass the Buck on Our Pensions

Legislators have begun to seriously consider numerous proposals, including the governor’s, to burden local cities and towns with the state obligation to fund teacher pensions. 197 more words

Education News