01/03/2012 05:15 pm ET Updated Mar 04, 2012

Connecticut Examines School Funding Changes

HARTFORD, Conn.--A panel created by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to study how public school districts share in state education grant money is considering some major changes, including using more accurate data to determine a city or town's wealth and poverty level, and ultimately how much funding they receive.

According to a draft list of preliminary recommendations from the Education Cost Sharing Task Force, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, the 12-member group formed last summer is also looking at ways to fund magnet schools across the state, public schools that typically provide a specialized curriculum, more equitably. Currently, magnets in Hartford, the subject of a court ruling, receive more money than those in other cities and towns.

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