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September 23, 2018
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Study recommends spending billions more on schools
(WOUB) - State policy makers are weighing another new study that attempts to place a price tag on the cost of providing a world class public education to Ohio students.

A draft of a study says it would cost Ohio 2.5 billion to 5 billion dollars to do the job. It was produced by the University of Washington with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The researchers looked at possibilities including longer school years, higher teacher pay and more training.

The study was presented last week to Governor Strickland, legislative and education leaders. It was obtained by the Akron Beacon Journal through a public records request.

A study last month by a legislative commission pegged the cost at closer to two billion dollars.

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