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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 12:04 am, Fri Dec 13, 2013.

The state Public Education Department is asking the Legislature for $140 million more for public schools in 2014-15 — including $100 million for new initiatives.

All told, the department wants $2.5 billion to pay for public school. Much of that money would be spent on teacher salary increases ($18.5 million), reading intervention programs ($15.5 million), transportation ($100 million) and early childhood initiatives ($35 million).

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  • Meredith Machen posted at 7:50 pm on Fri, Dec 13, 2013.

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    Thank you for all of your excellent coverage of education issues. Many folks would still like to hear more about privatization initiatives like K12Inc.

    Meredith R. Machen, President
    League of Women Voters of New Mexico

     
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