Critics: House education bill leaves out spending for needy kids

The House and Senate are at odds on school aid after the House unanimously passed an education funding bill that hikes spending on special education but leaves out money for English language learners and low-income students.

In a 147-0 vote, the House approved education committee co-chair, Rep. Alice Peisch’s bill that would give roughly $500 million more to cities and towns for school employee health insurance and special education costs in what would be lawmakers attempt to update the...

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