Senate approves big boost in school aid

Reform advocates sound alarm over changes to accountability oversight

THE SENATE MOVED Massachusetts one step closer to a long-awaited revamp of the state’s 26-year-old education aid formula, unanimously passing a bill that would steer an additional $1.5 billion a year to schools after a seven-year phase-in.  The 39-0 vote came after a long day of debate in which senators agreed to 13 amendments to the(...)

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