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CTNewsJunkie: Advocates Call For Change To School Funding Formula As Historic Lawsuit Comes To A Close

Cara Rosner, CTNewsJunkie

July 15, 2016 - less than 1 minute

The state would have a more accurate sense of how many low-income students attend Connecticut public schools if it changed how those students are identified and counted, according to a recent report​.

The state currently defines low-income students as those who qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school, but a report by the Connecticut School Finance Project says that likely gives an incomplete picture.

The matter is important to individual schools, the report said, since a school’s number of low-income students is part of the formula used to determine how much state funding it receives.

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