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School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain
School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain

The Baltimore city school board voted Monday to adopt a $1.3 billion budget proposed by schools CEO Gregory Thornton, but a funding increase for neighborhood schools remains in limbo and charter school leaders say they're being shortchanged. The 5-2 vote came after board commissioners and city residents expressed concern about the budget, particularly funding shortages and equity for traditional and charter schools. Commissioner David Stone, who voted against the budget, said funding for charter schools and the lack of funding for programs serving advanced students are among issues he felt were not addressed. The other vote against the budget came from Commissioner Tina Hike-Hubbard....

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