Democrats urge education funding restoration before new funding formula is used

Democrats urge education funding restoration before new funding formula is used

House Democrats serving on the Basic Education Funding Commission took to the Capitol newsroom Wednesday to call on House Republicans to put off implementing the new funding formula recommended by the commission until funding is restored to those schools that saw cuts over the last four years.

Rep. Mark Longietti (D-Mercer) said the date of implementation should be done at the budget negotiating table.

“We believe there are three caucuses that are on the same page that it’s on the big negotiating table to talk about when the funding formula should come into place,” he said.

A bill moved out of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday implementing the recommended funding formula, but not specifying a date for its implementation.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

A bipartisan group of House members including House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) introduced a House Resolution that would form a select subcommittee of the House Education Committee to examine readiness surrounding career and technical education.

House Resolution 102 is scheduled to be considered by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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