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Boost in education funding coming to Georgia

Georgia governor Nathan Deal
Posted at 5:05 PM, Jan 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-21 05:26:45-05

 ATLANTA, Ga.(WTXL-TV)-  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced a big boost to education funding today during his State of the State address.

He says it's the largest increase in school spending for the state of Georgia since the start of the great recession.    

The funding increase was expected after growing state revenues. It's also prompted by concerns that more than half of Georgia's school districts were not meeting a state minimum of 180 school days due to budget cuts. Part of the additional education funding will go to pay increases for teachers -- who haven't seen raises in several years.