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Funding Burden
Public school funding challenged
The Washington Times
Washington, FL, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The National Education Association has released a study it says shows a need for more funding to meet the requirements of education reform.

The NEA's "Rankings and Estimates" released in Washington said schools have received modest funding increases at levels far below what is needed to make the improvements called for by the "No Child Left Behind" reform act.

The report, released Tuesday, shows that current per-pupil spending for edu...
Feds: N.H. can't use special education money for statewide t...
By Katharine Webster, Associated Press Writer | November 23, 2004

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire cannot divert certain special education funds to pay for statewide school assessment tests, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Gov. Craig Benson and the Executive Council approved a plan last year to pay for the tests with $741,166 in special education money and $1.6 million in No Child Left Behind Act funds from the federal government.

The a...
State schools have enough money, federal officials say
Honolulu Advertiser
By Derrick DePledge Advertiser Capitol Bureau

The U.S. Department of Education has told a Hawai'i congressman that the state has received enough federal money and local flexibility to meet the No Child Left Behind law, adding that success happens "when individuals take action, rather than assign blame."

U.S. Rep. Ed Case, D-Hawai'i, asked the federal government last May to review how Hawai'i public schools are performing under the law out of concern...
Federal funding falls short of goal
Daily Bulletin
Schwarzenegger scoops up $1 billion

By ERICA WERNER Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigned on a promise to get so much federal money for California he'd be known as the Collectinator.

He pledged to secure more than $50 billion to correct California's "donor state" status that has residents paying more in federal taxes than they get in federal programs.

A year later, Schwarzenegger hasn't delivered on the...
Cedar Rapids Schools Take On No Child Left Behind
KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, November 09, 2004, 3:11:05 PM

By KCRG-TV9 News Reporter Craig Brown - from the Iowa City Newsroom

Evelyn Phillips is glad her granddaughter Britney's public school system cares enough to see that no child is left behind. "Before this went into effect, I thought a lot of them were pushed ahead not being ready to move ahead."

Britney's school, Taylor Elementary, is one of nine Cedar Rapids schools on the state's watch list. "Well I think the bi...
School coalition makes plans to push for funding
St. Cloud Times
By Dave Aeikens [email protected]

Kris Lehman is a parent and volunteer in St. Cloud schools.

That gives her an unusual vantage point from which to view the struggles she says are caused because public schools do not receive enough money.

The $11 million that St. Cloud school district has had to take out of its budget the past three years has not served her son Dan, a freshman at Apollo, or the students she once tutored at Nort...
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