District Needs to Boost Education Funding

January 29, 2014

The District should boost funding for public education by more than 15 percent — or at least $180 million a year — to ensure that schools have the resources they need to improve student achievement, according to a study commissioned by the D.C. government. The study calls for raising the city’s basic per-pupil allocation from $9,306 to $11,628, largely to provide better classroom technology and enough teachers, administrators and support workers. It also calls for additional money for students at risk of academic failure and students learning English as a second language and recommends changes meant to ensure equity between charter and traditional schools. (Post)

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