BOSTON (SHNS) – Six lawmakers were named Monday to reconcile the House and Senate approaches to pouring $1.5 billion in new money into the state’s K-12 education system over the next seven years and to avoid the pitfalls that imperiled last session’s failed attempts to pass similar legislation.

Both branches this month used as a starting point a bill that was unveiled by Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and a conference committee will try to hammer out a compromise bill based on the amended bills that cleared both branches with overwhelming support.

Lead conferees Sens. Jason Lewis of Winchester and Rep. Alice Peisch of Wellesley will be joined on the conference by Sen. Michael Rodrigues of Westport and Rep. Paul Tucker

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