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Danbury News-Times: Proposal to revamp CT education grant would be ‘shot in the arm’ for needy districts

Julia Perkins, Danbury News-Times

March 04, 2021 - less than 1 minute

A proposed bill would invest $445 million more in K-12 education next fiscal year by restructuring the state’s education grant, with the most money going toward the neediest districts.

The state legislature’s education committee is reviewing the bill, proposed by several representatives and backed by the School and State Finance Project, a nonpartisan policy organization.

The plan would help address the “significant racial funding gap” in the state’s education budget, said Michael Morton, spokesman for the organization.

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