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Rise & Shine: Holcomb calls for increase in school funding

Good morning,

For schools and districts educating large numbers English language learners, meeting their needs can be a challenge — and a costly expense. That’s why lawmakers decided to offer a boost of extra funding to those schools last year.

As part of a bill providing a record $32 million in support for students learning English, the districts with the most English language learners were promised over $1,200 per student more than other districts. Because of an error in the state formula, however, that amount was actually under $200.

Read on for the details from Shaina on what went wrong.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter


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