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Breakfast and Lunch Participation in Massachusetts Schools

Are free and reduced-price school meals getting to all the kids who need them? That's the question that motivated Breakfast and Lunch Participation in Massachusetts ...
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Better By Degrees

All that good news comes from a report released earlier this month by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. The State of Working Massachusetts 2010 ...
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MassBudget Brief: Fiscal Year 2012 Chapter 70 Education Aid Preview

While projecting Chapter 70 state education aid ahead of the formal budget process is always an inexact science, the precarious economic recovery and the termination ...
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Higher Education Attainment Helps Weather Downturn

MASSACHUSETTS (WAMC) - Massachusetts is weathering the economic downturn better than most states, that's according to a new report released by the Massachusetts Budget and ...
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Demystifying the Chapter 70 Formula: How the Massachusetts Education Funding System Works

This Facts At A Glance explains the basic structure of the state's Chapter 70 formula for distributing education aid to local school districts.
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Public School Funding in Massachusetts: Where We Are, What Has Changed, and How We Compare to Other States

Recently released Fiscal Year 2008 education spending data from the US Census Bureau provide important information on long-term spending trends in Massachusetts and help paint ...
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The Education Jobs Fund and its Impact on Massachusetts Schools

The Education Jobs Fund, a $10 billion federal grant fund to be spent during the FY 2011 school year for the retention and creation of ...
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FMAP and an Education Jobs Fund: State Fiscal Relief To Strengthen the National Economy, Reduce State Budget Cuts, and Create Jobs

Last week the US Senate passed a bill that would approve extended state fiscal relief from the federal government, and the US House is reconvening ...
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Budget Brief: Chapter 70 Funding Options for K-12 Education

This Budget Brief examines potential strategies for implementing Chapter 70 reductions while protecting the ability of every school district to spend at no less than ...
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An Unstable Ladder: How the Fiscal Crisis is Threatening Education and Work Support Programs for Many Women

State programs in higher education, employment training and child care enable residents to attain and keep quality jobs. While these programs are open to all, ...
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