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East High students take eighth in the nation at History Fair!

   Three East Aurora High School history students finished in the top 10 at the National History Day contest held last week at the University of Maryland. The documentary about musician Muddy Waters and the Chicago Blues created by Oscar Miranda, Brian Strand and Erik Strand was a national finalist and earned eighth place overall.

   From thousands of entries, the East Aurora project was one of just 98 that advanced in the group documentary category to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland. Those documentaries were narrowed down to 14 national finalists, who showed their documentaries to a panel of judges. Thursday morning, the East Aurora team was notified that they had finished eighth. It is the first time in recent history an East Aurora team has been a national finalist.

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East Aurora urges state to "Fix the Formula

AURORA – In an open letter to the East Aurora School District 131 community posted on the District’s new “Fix the formula” website, Superintendent Dr. Michael A. Popp said it is time for a long-term fix to the state’s educational funding formula.

   Over the last four years, East Aurora School District has lost $36 million due to the state’s proration formula, which takes the most dollars from districts with the least local resources.

  “A formula that heavily penalizes the students who need the most support is simply unfair. It’s unfair to our residents who end up paying higher tax rates, and unfair to the students who don’t have access to the same resources as their neighbors,” Popp said. “Other districts have advocated to their legislators that we should have to wait for a better formula to come along. We have waited long enough. The current formula has cost our students $36 million in the last four years. It’s time to fix the formula.”

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