Document Number: 10055State Education Agency Funding and Staffing In the Education Reform Era - State budget cuts have affected state education
agencies (SEAs), which are responsible for supervising elementary and secondary education in each state
and which play a crucial role in advancing education reform. The authors of this report set out to determine the status of SEAsí operating budgets, staffing, and expertise in the wake of ARRA and whether SEAs have
the capacity to support key education reforms? Findings indicate that while funding appears slightly better this year than last, few states expect to see increases and while many states have adequate expertise to carry out reforms, they are lacking in the staff levels and fiscal resources for these activities....