State EDU Funding updates #Education #Funding

Tennessee

On Tuesday evening, the Tennessee Department of Education released a new education funding formula draft to replace the current Basic Education Program formula. (Read the full four-page draft via the PDF at the bottom of this post.) Since the stateannounced plans to revamp the formula in October, TDOE has been engaging with Tennesseeans by hosting public town halls, soliciting comments and creating a plethora of committees, all to determine what to prioritize according to Nashville Scene.

Colorado

Colorado will continue to face a critical teacher shortage unless state leaders make good on their constitutional obligation to increase education funding, the head of Colorado’s largest teacher union says according to the Colorado Sun.

Georgia

This report offers an assessment of the state of education funding in Georgia by analyzing how it compares to prior years and other states and exploring what areas are due for review or revision. In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget, Georgia continued a pattern of cutting education and underfunding specific grants for the state’s neediest schools. The pandemic has exacerbated existing problems, and the results are understaffed schools across the state according to a report by GBPI.

Pennsylvania

A trial against that could change the way Pennsylvania funds its public schools is underway in Harrisburg, and the State College Area School District Board of Directors voiced support Monday for its plaintiffs and education funding reform according to Centre Daily Times.

California

Gov. Gavin Newsom projected another year of record funding for schools during his budget presentation on Monday but warned that some districts could be in financial trouble as student enrollment continues to decline according to the Los Angeles Times.

Colorado

Three ways Colorado school funding could change this year according to ChalkBeat.

Idaho

Educators around the state welcomed the focus on education spending in Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget according to KPVI.

Indiana

Despite living through nearly two years of a global pandemic and the challenges that have come with it, Gov. Eric Holcomb called Hoosiers “resilient” in his State of the State address Tuesday night, saying they have a spirit that can’t be broken according to WTHR.

New Jersey

Oral arguments in a court case that pitted the New Jersey Department of Education against six Jersey Shore school districts were held on Tuesday over whether the state must share more information that could shine a light on how millions state tax dollars are distributed among roughly 600 school districts according to Asbury Park Press.

South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster has proposed to increase minimum teacher salaries across the state to $38,000 per year as part of a plan that would rework the state’s education funding formulas according to Greenville News.

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