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State Board Will Convene New Education Funding Committee

The State Board of Education met yesterday and has decided to convene a new committee to examine Connecticut’s method of funding education.  The committee will look at money for local public schools as well as for magnets and charters.

The board chose not to adopt a “money follows the child” proposed funding model for charter schools that its Legislation and Bylaws committee considered recently.  Instead the board recommended increasing the direct, per-pupil state grant for charter schools. This proposal would cost the state an estimated $5 million next fiscal year and will now be reviewed by the legislature.

Elizabeth Benton provides more details in the New Haven Register.

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