Archive | September, 2016

The Economic Impact of Investing in Schools

Does improving schools have a long-term economic impact? That’s the question a group of researchers recently set out to answer. The short answer: Yes. The longer answer: School quality impacts state GDP. That is, there’s a clear correlation between school quality and a state’s economic success — states with higher-performing schools have better GDP’s. Here’s […]

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School Funding Victory in Connecticut

After an 11-year legal battle, a judge yesterday issued an order requiring Connecticut’s governor and legislature to develop an adequate, equitable funding formula for the state’s schools. The Hartford Courant reports: Declaring that “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty” to fairly educate its poorest children, a Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered the state […]

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MS Faces Lawsuit Over Charter Funding

The State of Mississippi is being sued in order to prevent the use of public funds to pay for charter schools. The Southern Poverty Law Center is providing legal guidance in the matter: This is a state constitutional challenge to the funding provisions of the Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013 (“CSA”), Miss. Code § […]

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