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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)...

Light at the End of the Tunnel PDF - It appears that the nation’s economy is on the mend. For example, a recent report from the United States Federal Reserve points out several signs of a recovery. However, the speed of the recovery is still in question and it is hard to predict how quickly education spending, in particular, will recover. This ECS Policy Alert examines the economic flow-chart for education spending. (Mike Griffith, Education Commission of the States, October 2009)...

State Budget Shortfalls: Examples of State Responses MS Word PDF - Due to significant projected budget shortfalls for 2009 and 2010, many states are proposing short-term cuts in P-12 education spending. This ECS StateNote provides examples of potential budget cuts in five areas, including: (1) capital and building expenditures; (2) textbooks, supplies and equipment; (3) salaries and benefits; (4) staffing of non-teaching positions (at the local and state level); and (5) instructional and support programs and services. The report also indicates where funds are being added or reallocated, and where states are considering creative approaches to preserve or expand P-12 education programs and services. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, February 2009)...

Comprehensive State Facility Programs MS Word PDF - In the 2005-06 school year $54.3 billion was spent on public school facilities in the United States and an additional $16.3 billion was spent on interest on the debt from previous school facilities projects. In most states the majority of funding for school facilities comes from the individual school districts – usually through local property tax levies. Fiscal studies have shown that funding systems that rely too greatly on local school district funding can result in a vast disparity in the quantity and quality of school facilities between high- and low-wealth school districts. This ECS StateNote examines comprehensive state facility programs, those which have increased funding levels and attempted to direct more funding toward low-income/low-property-wealth school districts. (Michael Griffith and Stephanie Fonda, Education Commission of the States, January 2007)...

Changes in Per-pupil education spending (Version 1) PDF - This graphic displays per-pupil spending for all 50 states in the United States....

Changes in Per-pupil spending (Version 2) PDF - This graphic shows changes in per-pupil spending for all 50 states....

Changes in Per-pupil spending (version 3) PDF - This graphic displays changes in per-pupil spending for all 50 states....

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)...

Changes in Per-pupil Education Spending (1981-2001) MS Word PDF - The StateNote compares per-student expeditures in 1981, 1991 and 2001, both in unadjusted and adjusted dollars. Graphics displaying changes in per-pupil spending may be viewed here, here and here. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, August 2004) ...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2008-09 (Fiscal Year 2009)--First Look - This First Look report presents state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for the 2008-9 school year. (National Center for Education Statistics, June 2011)...

Governors' Legislative and Budget Proposals - This report includes governors' education proposals in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia and West Virginia. (Southern Regional Education Board, January 2011) ...

Public Education Finances: 2008 - Education finance data include revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems. Statistics cover school systems in all states, and include the District of Columbia. Data are available in viewable tables and files which can be downloaded. (U.S. Census Bureau, June 2010)...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2007-08 (Fiscal Year 2008)--List of Tables - ...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2007-08 - Approximately $584.7 billion was collected in revenues for public elementary and secondary education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in fiscal year 2008. The greatest percentage of revenues (92%) came from state and local government. This report presents data for public elementary and secondary schools on: (1) revenues; (2) current expenditures; (3) salaries and benefits for teachers, classroom supplies and extracurricular activities; (4) current expenditures for instruction and other indicators. (Lei Zhou and Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, May 2010)...

Digest of Education Statistics 2008 - The digest provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Data includes total state spending on education, as well as yearly education spending on capital outlay projects. (National Center for Education Statistics, 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)...

Digest of Education Statistics 2007 - This report provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Selected findings include: (1) enrollment, state regulations and achievement in public elementary and secondary schools; (2) federal programs; (3) outcomes of education; and (4) international comparisons. (National Center for Education Statistics, March 2008)...

Digest of Education Statistics, 2004 - The digest provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Data includes total state spending on education, as well as yearly educational spending on capital outlay projects. (National Center for Education Statistics, October 2005)...

Public Education Finances 2003 - Data in this report include revenues, expenditures, debt and assets - cash and security holdings - of elementary and secondary public school systems nationally and by state. According to this report, U.S. expenditures for public elementary and secondary education totaled over $453 billion. (U.S. Census Bureau, March 2005)...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2002-03 - Approximately $440 billion in revenue was raised to fund public education for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th in the 2002-03 school year. This report presents data for public elementary and secondary schools on: (1) revenues; (2) percentage distribution of revenue; (3) current expenditures; (4) percentage distribution of current expenditures; (5) student membership and current expenditure per pupil; (6) current expenditures for instruction; and (7) total expenditures. Data are disaggregated for each state and outlying area, and other indicators starting on page 6. (Jason Hill and Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, April 2005)...

Federal, State, and Local Governments: 2002 Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data - These statistical tables contain data on education spending based on the 2002 Census of Governments. The tabulations present data on revenue, expenditure, debt and assets for all individual public elementary and secondary school systems. The data show that state governments contributed the greatest share of public elementary and secondary school funding -- $207.4 billion -- followed by local sources at $179.7 billion. The federal government was the third largest contributor at $32.7 billion. The District of Columbia spent the most in per-student expenditures followed by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The lowest per-pupil spending amounts were in Utah, Mississippi, Arizona, Idaho and Tennessee. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004)...

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2001-02 - This publication provides 50-state information on local, state and federal revenues for public K-12 education, including the dollar amounts received; the percentage of revenues received from state, federal and local sources, respectively; dollar amounts of 2001-02 expenditures by function (instruction, support services and non-instruction)Dollar amounts allocated to instruction in the 50 states are broken out for specific costs (salaries, employee benefits, purchased services, tuition to out-of-state and private schools, supplies and other), as are such operating costs as facilities acquisition and construction. (Crecilla Cohen and Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, June 2004)...


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