School-spending report almost ready for state’s high court

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School-spending report almost ready for state’s high court
News from The Seattle Times:

The Legislature’s first report to the state Supreme Court on its progress toward paying the full cost of basic education for kids in public school won’t tell the justices anything new.

But the draft report, which was discussed at a committee meeting on Mercer Island Wednesday, does offer an overview of what the Legislature has been up to these past few years.

Lawmakers have passed a plan for changing the way the state pays for kindergarten through 12th-grade education. Several task forces have been formed to find money to pay for that plan, but they haven’t found it yet.

And that’s the crux of the lawsuit brought by a coalition of school districts, parents, teachers and other education groups.

The Supreme Court ruled in January that the coalition was correct in saying the state is not meeting its constitutional duty to fully pay for basic education. The court is asking for yearly reports on the Legislature’s progress.

This first report, due next Monday, was called a baseline for the future by lawmakers and committee staff members. The Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation was formed by the Legislature to communicate with the Supreme Court.

Most of the planning for changes in education is being done in the Legislature’s standing education and budget committees, while a different task force focused on school spending.</…………… continues on The Seattle Times

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Go back to school for saving on education
News from Nashua Telegraph:

As children head back to school, it brings to mind the need for parents and children to look at saving and investing strategies for future educational expenses. So, how can families accomplish their education savings goals, and what are some of the investment vehicles available for this purpose?

Let’s take a look at how to get started and some of the products out there designed to help you meet your objectives.

First identify the goal

It’s helpful, though often difficult, to know where your student will want to attend post-secondary school. Determining the type (private versus public, college versus technical or trade school, etc.) and location of the educational institution can help you research current tuition and other expenses. This information can be used to project the ultimate education expense in future dollars based upon inflation estimates, which have historically been higher for education than the Consumer Price Index. If you do not know how to calculate the future value of tuition, a qualified financial planner can assist you. It’s important to know how much you need to save so you can put a regular saving and investing plan in place, while covering current living expenses and saving for your retirement.

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