- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Supporters of increased funding for education plan to rally on the steps of the state Capitol on Friday.

Great Alaska Schools is calling for an increase in the per-pupil funding formula known as the base student allocation. The group, in a release, says it is urging the Legislature to pass an increase in the allocation of $650 over three years. The group says this will help schools avoid staff cuts and catch up with rising operational costs.

A bill scheduled for the House floor Friday proposes an increase of about $300 over three years.

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