Quality Counts

Quality Counts is Education Week's annual report on state-level efforts to improve public education.


Quality Counts 2018: Grading the States

Quality Counts 2019

First Installment: Chance for Success

Which states do best job in assuring bright prospects for success over the course of a lifetime? The Quality Counts Chance-for-Success Index offers detailed answers.

Second Installment: School Finance

The second installment of Education Week’s annual Quality Counts series examines how much the nation and the states spend on public schools and how fairly that money is spread around.

From the report:

Third Installment: Grading the States

Coming in September.



Prior Years

2018

2017: Building in ESSA's K-12 Foundation

2016: Called to Account

2015: Preparing to Launch

2014: District Disruption & Revival

2013: Code of Conduct

2012: The Global Challenge

2011: Uncertain Forecast

2010: Fresh Course, Swift Current

2009: Portrait of a Population

2008: Tapping Into Teaching

2007: From Cradle to Career

2006: Quality Counts at 10: A Decade of Standards Based Education

2005: No Small Change, Targeting Money Toward Student Performance

2004: Count Me In: Special Education in an Era of Standards

2003: "If I Can't Learn From You"

2002: Building Blocks for Success

2001: A Better Balance

2000: Who Should Teach?

1999: Rewarding Results, Punishing Failure

1998: The Urban Challenge: Public Education in the 50 States

Quality Counts '97


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The nation and many states are doing a better job in finding the money for public schools than assuring that it’s spent in an equitable manner across all districts, federal data show.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
The second installment of Education Week’s annual Quality Counts series examines how much the nation and the states spend on public schools and how fairly that money is spread around.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Policymakers feel the squeeze as popular support for increased education funding collides with an aversion to taxes and the education bureaucracy.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it a way that boosts achievement.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
The field may be swimming in data, but there’s still blank spots when it comes to assembling a complete picture of how $600 billion in public school funding gets spent.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Here's a quick and easy guide to the grading scale and each of the indicators that go into making up the 50-state grades for school finance.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
A host of factors affect a person’s prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Here’s why some of these key indicators matter so much.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Here's how states and the nation score on a wide swath of family, school, and bread-and-butter indicators that affect conditions for success—and a scorecard for who's on top and who lags behind.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
No one likes the idea that where you live sets your future. But there's division over just how education can help break that link.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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