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Maryland state and local governments urged to increase school funding by $2.6 billion

Maryland state and local governments urged to increase school funding by $2.6 billion

Maryland should spend $2.6 billion more on public education and revamp the formula used to calculate how much is spent on each school district, according to a two-year study by a national consulting firm.

The 620-page report was presented to a state commission Thursday as the panel prepared to spend a year deliberating over the details of the complex funding formula. The General Assembly is expected to base any change to Maryland's school funding laws on the study's recommendations.

The commission, called the Kirwan Commission because it is headed by former University System of Maryland Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan, is charged with forging consensus on how much...

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