Financial Transparency Tag

Helping School Leaders Spend Wisely

In Education Next, Marguerite Roza, Director of the Edunomics Lab and a research professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, takes a look at education finance—and considers the question of why most people “jump to the revenue side of the equation”? The “spending...

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Hawaii Non-Profit Seeks Financial Data from Ed Department

Suevon Lee reports for Honolulu Civil Beat that the nonprofit Education Institute of Hawaii has started a petition “in an attempt to convince the state Department of Education to turn over financial data the nonprofit says is key to building a fiscal transparency tool for...

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DQC Infographic Focuses on School Spending Data

States are now required to “publish school-level spending data in report cards,” under ESSA. In this new infographic, the Data Quality Campaign seeks to “illustrate what it looks like when leaders – from state and local policymakers to principals and community advocates – use school-level...

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The Coming Financial Transparency Storm

“Next year, states will for the first-time report actual school-by-school spending as required under ESSA,” writes Dale Chu in this Fordham Institute blog post. “This effort represents a quantum leap from the typical practice of tracking and reporting average district per-pupil spending, and is arguably...

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Upcoming Financial Transparency Webinar

On April 4, at 2:00 pm ET, Georgetown University’s Edunomics Lab will host an interactive webinar—”Taking stock in ESSA’s school-by-school financial requirement as SEAs begin releasing data”—which will review ESSA’s financial reporting requirement as states release initial school-by-school expenditures. The webinar will also explore “how leading...

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Do Districts Need to Start “Oversharing” Data?

ESSA’s per-pupil spending reporting requirement “won’t lead to much new data until winter of 2019,” Ary Amerikaner writes for Education Week, but even though education stakeholders are often focused on the latest proverbial “fire drills,” educators and advocates need to start taking this provision seriously right away. “If you...

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Detailed District Spending Looms—are Schools Ready?

David A. DeSchryver & Noelle Ellerson Ng write in Education Week that ESSA’s “fiscal transparency reporting requirement is a sleeper issue that will demand more of district leaders than just a change in how they communicate policy decisions with their communities.” In fact, it “will...

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A Look at ESSA’s Transparency Requirement

Daarel Burnette II writes in Education Week that this school year, “an often-overlooked provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will offer some deeper information when states start reporting to the public school-by-school spending.” For the first time, “actual school spending—rather than average district per-pupil spending—can reveal where the...

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