Amid growing pressure, lawmakers push to overhaul school funding formula

The Boston Globe: Towns are threatening lawsuits. Teachers, students, and other activists thronged the State House and the Boston Common demanding more money for schools. Officials in struggling urban districts say they’re counting on the Legislature to deliver a revamped funding formula by the time they start the next school year.

Amid this external pressure, the House and Senate chairs of the Legislature’s Education Committee say they hope to unveil as soon as next month a consensus bill to overhaul Massachusetts’s troubled education funding formula, which a legislative commission concluded nearly four years ago is shortchanging K-12 education in the state by $1 billion or more.

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