Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quick Notes: Funding

Senate amendments to the federal stimulus would send $806 million less to Kentucky education than the House version. The biggest two-year cut takes $437 million from fiscal stabilization funds. Construction funds are deleted, taking $210 million from P-12 and $83 million from higher education, with $51 million taken from IDEA, $15 million from Head Start, and $9 million from school improvement. (NEA state-by-state report here.)

The Northern Kentucky Education Action Team is organizing new efforts to support education funding across their region (Great new website here.)

The Education Coalition, bringing together many Kentucky education groups, offers a new statement on the need to invest in education, the damage done by recent education cuts, and need for action to prevent further losses. (Press release and statement here.)

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