Little Rhode Island Big on Detailed Ed Data

Little Rhode Island Big on Detailed Ed Data

February 27, 2018

Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II takes a look at Rhode Island’s granular approach to collecting per-school spending data, noting that “depending on which school a student attends in this tiny state, spending per pupil could be as little as $9,000, or as much as $45,000.” But this level of detail, as well as the public and policymaker attention it engenders, “is unusual nationwide, even as other states gird for new school-by-school reporting mandates under” ESSA.