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No cuts in Southington Finance Board vote - Meriden Record-Journal

No cuts in Southington Finance Board vote Meriden Record-Journal In return for recommending the Board of Education's 3.4 percent budget increase request, finance board officials said they'd hold the school district to a two percent increase next...
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Southington asked for 3.4 percent increase in budget and ended up getting a 2 percent increase. If schools in Southington can get and increase in budget, why cant other schools in other places. Yes its only a 2 percent increase but its more than nothing. A 2 percent increase in budget could increase the education of more students in America and help our country in the future. I think this article shows that it doesn't hurt to ask for anything. They asked for a 3.4 percent increase and didn't get it. They got less then what they asked for but at least they did get something. They could have gotten money taken away from them in stead of receiving it.

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How state budgets are breaking US schools - Bill Gates

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-state-budgets-are-breaking-us-schools-bill-gates America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In thi...
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This clip is about the state budgets in America. Most founding for our schools is coming out of state budget. The us economy is 14.7 trillion dollars. 36 percent of that goes to Federal, State, and Local. We only take in 26 percent. That is a 10 percent deficit. The states are misplacing money. As the video shows, if they don't get the money situation worked out they will have to cut education founding in half. AS the economy is losing money that is less money to spend on our schools. That means less for our kids and there education. This is hurting our children's future. It's also hurting our country's future.

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Technology can be a tool of efficiency for cash-strapped education budgets - The Seattle Times

Technology can be a tool of efficiency for cash-strapped education budgets - The Seattle Times | education | Scoop.it
Technology can be a tool of efficiency for cash-strapped education budgetsThe Seattle TimesPUBLIC schools need to align themselves more closely with innovation and technology, a principle embedded as much in ideals around creative learning as a...

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This article talks about ways to save money for education. It mentions that there are a few schools that have started to use technology to help cut back on spending. For example, they have a tool that is used for testing and keeping us with students progress. They have also looked into the idea of machines that can tutor students. Yes it would coast money to get this technology. It would pay for its self in no time. Plus you wouldn't have to pay some one to keep up with the testing and the students progress. You wouldn't have to pay a tutor either. Some people might not thank its a good idea. I am all for it if it has a chance to get us more founding for our education.

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