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State Funding Programs for High-Cost Special Education Students MS Word PDF - In this country, approximately six million public school students receive special education services. Of these six million students, approximately 300,000 could be defined as "high need" or "high cost" students. This ECS StateNote presents the results of a survey of 12 states' high-cost special education policies to determine how each state defines special education students as being "high-cost" and what, if any, additional funding is provided to districts to address their funding need. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, May 2008)...

A Survey of State ELL/ESL Funding Systems MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote describes describes how selected states fund English Language Learner/English as a Second Language (ELL/ESL) programs. The states chosen for this survey include: California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Texas. (Michael Griffith and John Hancock, Education Commission of the States, March 2006)...

Inflation Adjustments In State Education Funding Formulas MS Word PDF - Several states include inflation, or cost of living, adjustments in their funding formulas that automatically increase state spending on education from one year to the next. This StateNote provides information on six states that have such inflation adjustments. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, May 2005)...

State Education Funding Formulas and Grade Weighting MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote describes the different types of funding formulas states use to determine the state share of funding for K-12 public education. The report also includes data on how states weight each grade level within the funding formula. (Michael Griffith, ECS, May 2005)...

State Funding Issues for Small and Isolated Schools and Districts MS Word PDF - To help school leaders in Montana better understand how to provide adequate and effective funding to small and isolated schools and districts, this document reviews the funding formulas in 11 different states to determine what, if any, additional funding is provided to small and isolated schools and districts. (Michael Griffith and Patrick Byrnett, Education Commission of the States, September 2005)...

State Links for School Finance MS Word PDF - This document provides a link to every state's education finance Web site. Each site provides information on state budgets, funding formulas, salaries, frequently asked questions and more. (Molly Burke, Education Commission of the States, 2005)...

Examples of State Approaches To Special Education Finance MS Word - Descriptions of how some states have chosen to incorporate the higher cost of educating a special education student into their financing formulas. (Molly Burke, Education Commission of the States, October 2003)...

Funding Systems of At-Risk Programs in Randomly Selected States MS Word PDF - The following two tables describe the funding systems of at-risk programs in 19 randomly selected states. The data in the first table indicate if a state includes funding for at-risk programs in the state's foundation formula and how students are identified. The second table lists the various programs in these states, the level of funding and how students are deemed eligible. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, January 2002)...

Finance: State School Finance Systems, 1993-94 MS Word - Fifty-state chart of basic support programs. (Education Commission of the States, November 1996)...


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