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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:40 AM

Whitmer plan to boost funds for neediest K-12 students hits wall in Lansing

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to give more money to Michigan students who have greater needs is in trouble in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid and Department of Education approved a school aid appropriations bill Thursday that didn’t include Whitmer’s recommendation for a “weighted formula” for school funding.

The Senate previously didn’t include weighted funding in its school aid budget, making the outlook for the reform, pushed by several bipartisan education groups, increasingly dim.

Whitmer proposed a budget in March that recommended an increase of a half-billion dollars to Michigan public schools, with per-student funding increasing by $180.

Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/whitmer-plan-boost-funds-neediest-k-12-students-hits-wall-lansing

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