Funding at issue as schools face new standards
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PHOENIX (AP) - Public school officials in Arizona have their eyes on Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature, hoping they provide money for districts to pay for equipment, training and other costs of implementing new education standards already approved by the state.
The Arizona Republic reports that a state Department of Education document estimates costs of implementing the Common Core Standards at $131 million over two years.
However, an adviser to Brewer says it's unlikely the governor will seek the full amount from the Legislature because the state also has other pressing priorities.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal says he expects legislators will provide at least some of the money needed.
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