Published Online: August 27, 2013
Published in Print: August 28, 2013, as NCES Puts K-12 Spending At $500 Billion in 2010-11

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NCES Puts K-12 Spending At $500 Billion in 2010-11

"Revenues and expenditures for public elementary and secondary education: school year 2010-11 (fiscal year 2011)"

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New financial data released by the National Center on Education Statistics show that 50 states and the District of Columbia spent more than $527 billion on public K-12 education in fiscal 2011, including $322.5 billion on instruction.

How School Spending Breaks Down

Per-student spending dipped slightly from 2010 to 2011, but has not dropped below $10,000 on average since 2005.

Vol. 33, Issue 02, Page 5

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