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Webinar on Changing Role of Education Finance Leadership

On August 27, at 1:00 pm ET, BSCP Center will host a webinar featuring Edunomics Lab to discuss questions regarding ESSA’s financial transparency reporting. Participants “will learn about the new Supplement-not-Supplant requirement for a district ‘resource allocation methodology’ and explore what conducting ‘resource allocation reviews’…

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Florida Releases School Spending Data

In the Florida Phoenix, Diane Rado reports on the Sunshine State’s release of school-level spending data as required by ESSA. This data, she says, could be “an eye opener,” given the incredible disparity in per-student spending from school to school. For example, “in the Collier…

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State Identification Systems and Improving Equity

As a result of the switch from NCLB to ESSA, “state leaders are attempting to create an identification system within their states that meet the U.S. Department of Education’s requirements, but that also balances their resources and values,” writes Nikole Gregg. “Their task has become…

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CRS on Why ESSA Spending Pilot Has Been “Snubbed”

ESSA’s brand “depends largely on the flexibility it provides states and districts,” writes Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week. But the law was also “designed to provide schools more freedom, in this case for funding systems,” which “has been almost totally ignored.” Now “the Congressional Research…

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