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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
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Having the Funding Follow the Student ... Can it Work? (session #256)
The idea of switching from a traditional district-based funding formula to a more a student-based system (what some call a weighted student formula) is beginning to gain ground in some states. This session will look at this topic through the eyes of a policymaker and researcher, both of whom have worked with this system, as well as through the perspective of an individual from outside the school finance community.


Nicholas Donohue, President & CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Massachusetts

Lawrence O. Picus, Lawrence O. Picus and Associates, LLC, California

Norman Sakamoto, Majority Whip & Chairman, Senate Education Committee, Hawaii; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS National Forum Committee

Daniel Thatcher, Research Analyst II, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado

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