Morning Announcements: August 19, 2010
August 19, 2010 03:31 pm
In California lawmakers are considering using the $1.2 billion from the federal Education Jobs Fund to shrink the state’s $19.1 billion deficit instead of saving teachers’ jobs according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Clarion Ledger editorial staff discusses the Education Department’s announcement that Mississippi will receive $47 million to help improve the state’s most low-performing schools.
According to the New Jersey News Room, State Education Commissioner Bret Schundler told lawmakers Monday that many New Jersey school children could benefit from more days in school and more time in class.
The Las Vegas Sun editorial staff calls for state lawmakers to redo the school funding formula to ensure that every student who attends a public school receives a quality education, writing, “We can think of few greater accomplishments that lawmakers could achieve in 2011 than to help schools deliver the quality students deserve.”