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Education Funding Opinion Black Families Don't Need 'Fixing.' They Need Better School Financing
There's nothing wrong with Black districts, teachers, students, and parents that ending racism can’t solve, writes Andre Perry.
Andre Perry, August 26, 2020
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Education Funding Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold
Wyoming once again takes the top spot in Quality Counts' annual ranking of the states on school finance, while 22 states receive grades between C-minus and D-minus.
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States 7 Issues Facing K-12 Budgets as COVID-Shocked Legislatures Reconvene
Competing priorities and no good choices about where to make deep cuts confront state lawmakers struggling to deal with the fiscal crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Daarel Burnette II, May 28, 2020
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Education Funding Devastated Budgets and Widening Inequities: How the Coronavirus Collapse Will Impact Schools
The recession brought on by the pandemic will make inequalities in schools worse.
Daarel Burnette II, May 8, 2020
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Stamford School in Stamford, Vt., is nestled in the Green Mountains. Rural states like Vermont have wrestled with funding-equity issues complicated by geography.
Stamford School in Stamford, Vt., is nestled in the Green Mountains. Rural states like Vermont have wrestled with funding-equity issues complicated by geography.
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Education Funding Equity in K-12 Funding More Complex Than Just Dollars
School finance experts and civil rights advocates increasingly focus on how school aid is distributed under state funding formulas, not simply on funding levels.
Daarel Burnette II, June 6, 2018
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Special Report Quality Counts 2018: School Finance
Education Week puts the nation's K-12 finance performance under the microscope in this second installment of Quality Counts 2018, looking at how much gets spent state by state, and how fairly it's divvied up.
June 6, 2018
A Bipartisan Approach to School Funding Boosts Equity: A broader funding base gives states more tools to improve public education, writes Steve Canavero, Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction.
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Education Funding Commentary A Bipartisan Approach to School Funding Boosts Equity
A broader funding base gives states more tools to improve public education, writes Steve Canavero, Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction.
Steve Canavero, May 31, 2017
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Education Opinion Toward Equity and Coherence? California's Funding Formula in Year 3
The research team studying how California schools implement the state's Local Control Funding Formula issued its third yearly report with the basic message of "stay the course."
Contributing Blogger, May 15, 2017
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Education Opinion Funding Schools Fairly
With 51 percent of all students in public schools qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches, it's time for action.
Walt Gardner, January 19, 2015
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School & District Management Commentary Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding
An equitable finance formula must consider whether the proportion of state aid is enough to level the playing field between rich and poor districts, write Marin Gjaja, J. Puckett, and Matt Ryder.
Marin Gjaja, J. Puckett & Matt Ryder, February 18, 2014
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States Equity in Achievement, Funding Are Hurdles for States Amid Progress
Quality Counts 2014 rates states and the nation on key student-performance and finance indicators.
Sterling C. Lloyd, January 3, 2014
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Federal Commentary How to Make School Funding Fair
Shifting to statewide school funding systems would address inequities in the way education is paid for, writes Cynthia G. Brown.
Cynthia G. Brown, May 21, 2013
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Equity & Diversity Feds Can Do More to Promote Funding Equity, Report Urges
A new set of "action steps" from a leading civil rights organization says that the federal government can, and should, do more to ensure that school funding is equitable.
Lesli A. Maxwell, April 15, 2013
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Education Opinion Funding Schools Based on Need
Although districts serving needy students deserve more per-pupil funding than those serving affluent students, it's still important to have realistic expectations about outcomes.
Walt Gardner, March 1, 2013
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