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An Update on: Estimating the Impact of the EduJobs Proposal on States MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote updates information on the proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives would create an "education jobs fund" which many are calling the EduJobs program. This program would provide $22.47 billion to states to create or save education positions in K-12 public schools. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, July 2010)...

An Update on: Estimating the Impact of the EduJobs Proposal on States PDF - This ECS StateNote updates information on the proposal in the United States House of Representatives would create an "education jobs fund" which many are calling the EduJobs program. This program would provide $22.47 billion to states to create or save education positions in K-12 public schools. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, May 2010)...

Estimating the Number of Jobs Created or Saved MS Word PDF - http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/85/25/8525.pdf (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, April 2010)...

Economic Situation in the States PDF - A recent presentation from Senior Finance Policy Anlayst Mike Griffith takes a look at (1) The national and state economic situation; (2) How past economic downturns have impacted education spending; and (3) How education budgets will be impacted. (Education Commmission of the States, Mike Griffith, December 2008)...

On A Razorís Edge: The National Economy and School Budgets MS Word PDF - Bad economic news is coming in waves these days. While news about the state of our nationís economy can be disheartening, it is important to remember that a national economic slowdown does not usually translate into immediate budget cuts for school districts. There is a progression from a national economic slowdown to reductions in school budgets, the stages of which are identified in this new ECS Policy Alert. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, April 2008)...

Cost Per Day for Extended School Year MS Word PDF - Extending the school year has become a topic of interest to many states across the nation, and one of the first concerns any state looking to extend their school year must consider is the expenditure associated with extension of the school year. This ECS StateNote provides a rough estimate of what the cost-per-day for school operation can run in each state. (Stephanie Fonda, Education Commission of the States, January 2007)...

The Current Condition of Education Spending: March 2003 PDF - This powerpoint highlights current budget conditions and issues facing the states. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, March 2003)...

State Education Spending Taking Hit from National Economic MS Word - State budgets are reflecting their weakest two-year growth rates since the recession of the early 1980s. Many states may have to cut education funding to close projected budget gaps. However, there is some good news: in a survey of its 16 member states, the Southern Regional Education Board found the 14 states that have passed their budgets project increased spending for K-12 education. Eleven states project increases of less than 3%, and three (Maryland, Mississippi and West Virginia) expect increases of greater than 5%. (Michael Griffith, State Education Leader, Education Commission of the States, Fall 2002)...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010) First Look - For regular school districts, the national median current expenditure was $9,989 in FY 10, an increase of 1% over FY 09. States with the highest median per-pupil spending were Alaska ($24,244), District of Columbia ($18,667), New York ($17,583), Wyoming ($16, 213), and New Jersey ($15,468). Looking at the 100 largest public school districts, the range was from $5,528 in Alpine School District, Utah, to $19,184 in New York City. Total revenues reported in FY 10 by school districts were $599.9 billion, 12.5% from the federal government, 43.1% from state governments and 44.3% from local governments. (National Center for Education Statistics, April 2013)...

State Government Redesign Efforts 2009 and 2010 - The NGA Center for Best Practices has been tracking states' efforts to downsize and redesign government. In 2009 and 2010 a broad range of budget cuts and programmatic changes were enacted. Some of the changes were temporary but must reflect a "new normal" for state government in the long term. This Issue Brief examines these actions and others that governors have been taking to deal with the austere budget reality in the following policy areas: corrections; K-12 education; higher education; employee costs, shared services; privatization and asset sales; and tax expenditures. (NGA Center for Best Practices, October 2010)...

One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008 - For the first time in history more than one in every 100 American adults are in jail or prison--a fact that significantly impacts state budgets without delivering a clear return on public safety. This report points out the need of locking up violent and repeat offenders but notes that prison growth does not represent an increase in crime but is reflective of state policy choices that send more lawbreakers to prison and impose longer prison stays. (Pew Center on the States, March 2009)...

One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections - In 2009, states face fiscal crisis and corrections is a prime target for cuts. Yet the number of people under some form of correctional control has skyrocketed to one in every 31 adults. Our ability to keep communities safe depends on managing the five million offenders in the correction system. Policy leaders must retool their sentencing and corrections systems, redirect a portion of the funds to provide incentives for stronger community corrections systems with more resources and authority. (Pew Center on the States, March 2009)...


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