funding Tag Archive

How States Allocate Funding for Rural Schools

All states have rural districts and schools and must contend with barriers that prevent equitable and adequate education for all. In fact,...

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How States Allocate Funding for English Language Learners

Policymakers across the states face a challenge each year of adequately allocating funding to support specific student populations. English...

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How States Allocate Funding for Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

Our recent 50-State Comparison on K-12 Funding looks at states’ general funding mechanisms and the additional funding systems they employ...

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Three Steps to Address the Fairness of School Funding Through ESSA

A key goal of public education is to provide equitable opportunities for students, regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances....

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Preparing Higher Ed for the Next Recession

While the economy is currently strong, conversations are already beginning about when the tides may turn. Survey data indicates that...

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Five Ways That States Limit Special Education Spending

In times of limited financial resources, states look for ways to rein in spending. Unfortunately for state education policymakers, times of...

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Why Are There So Many Bills About Special Education Funding?

Funding for students who require special education services continues to be a hotly debated topic for state policymakers. More than half of...

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How States Use Recreational Marijuana Revenue to Fund K-12 Education

Revenue from recreational marijuana sales can be a large influx of cash for a state and, in many cases, vitally needed cash. Currently, 10...

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Is the Federal Government Shortchanging Special Education Students?

When it comes to the issue of public education funding, there are few things those in the education policy space agree on. But there is one...

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Can Schools Afford to Keep Kids Safe?

If you’re like me, school shootings have left you feeling both frustrated and helpless. Tragedies like those in Santa Fe, Parkland, Sandy...

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