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From the ECS State Policy Database: Finance--State Budgets/Expenditures - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

What Governors Need to Know: Highlights of State Education Systems PDF - This multistate compilation includes states' number of operating districts, average students per district, per-student spending, free or reduced-price lunch eligible students, percent of K-12 revenue from state sources, state and local school revenue, full-day kindergarten requirements, compulsory school ages and more. (Kyle Zinth and Melodye Bush, Education Commission of the States, updated December 2010)...

Cost Per-Day for Extended School Year MS Word PDF - Extending the school year has become a topic of interest to many state and federal policymakers. Prior to deciding to extend the school year it is important for policymakers to understand the associated costs. This ECS StateNote gives a rough estimate of the total cost and the instructional cost of school operation in each state. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, February 2008)...

Most States Still Funding Schools Less Than Before the Recession - At least 30 states are providing less funding per student for the 2014-15 school year than they did before the recession hit. Adjusted for inflation, 14 of these states have cut per-student funding by more than 10 percent, according to this report. Most states provide more funding per student than they did a year ago, but the increase isn’t enough to make up for previous years’ cuts. (Michael Leachman and Chris Mai, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 2014)...

Public Education Finances: 2012 - Public elementary and secondary education revenue declined in FY 2012 for the first time since 1977, when the Census Bureau began collecting education finance data. This report offers figures on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets of school systems, including statistics on spending — instruction, transportation, salaries and employee benefits — at the national, state and district levels. State governments were the leading source of revenue closely followed by revenue from local sources. Of the largest school systems, highest spender per pupil in 2012 was New York City at $20,226. (Mark Dixon, U.S. Census Bureau, May 2014)...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010-2011 (Fiscal Year 2011) - The report provides finance data for all local education agencies (LEAs) that provide free public elementary and secondary (PK-12) education in the United States. This report contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil by school districts. Median per pupil revenue and expenditure data are reported by state. There are also discussions on the different types of school districts, and other resources that may be helpful in analyzing school district level data....

Public Education Finances: 2011 - Financial statistics relating to public elementary-secondary education are presented, including national and state financial aggregates, and data for the largest 100 school systems in the United States. (Mark Dixon, U.S. Census Bureau, May 2013)...


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