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Taking the Right Approach to Funding Ed Innovation

In a new issue brief, iNACOL “highlights case studies and action steps for policymakers to deepen their understanding of state funding strategies to support innovation in K-12 education.” The brief notes that ESSA gives states the opportunity to use federal funding to build capacity for...

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ESSA’s Looming Financial Transparency Requirements…

Alison DeNisco writes in District Administration that “in light of a looming ESSA mandate to increase transparency around education spending,” district leaders across the nation “have been struggling to calculate per-pupil spending by school in accordance with state and federal requirements.”

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ESSA, Funding, and Transparency

Lauren Poteat reports for the Atlanta Voice that ESSA requires the nation’s public schools “to give fully-detailed reports on how and where they spend institutional funding.” This requirement begins in December 2019, and “supporters of the rule, including the NAACP, believe it will help to...

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Ed Tech Also “Fares Well” in Spending Bill

According to EdScoop’s Patience Wait, another financial winner in the recently passed budget bill is ESSA’s Education Innovation and Research grant program, which “will receive $120 million this year, up from $100 million last year, but lower than the $180 million it once received annually...

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NGSS Outlines Stem Funding in Budget

Next Generation Science Standards takes a deep dive into the federal budget to see how STEM programs make out in terms of funding for the next fiscal year. They report that “STEM advocates are celebrating increased funding for programs and initiatives in” ESSA, several of...

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Debate Over School-by-School Spending Data in Empire State

Newsday’s John Hildebrand reports that ESSA’s requirement that districts “disclose per-pupil spending for each school worries many Long Island educational leaders, who said the data could well convince the public that some students are being shortchanged, even when this is not the case.” However, supporters...

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Districts “Raise Their Hands” for ESSA Funding Pilot

“Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and three other school districts have applied to join the Every Student Succeeds Act’s weighted student-funding pilot during the 2018-19 school year,” writes Education Week’s Alyson Klein. “Participating districts can combine federal, state, and local dollars into a single funding stream tied...

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Spending Study “Raises Red Flag” On ESSA School Comparisons

According to EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar, a new report from Allovue takes a look at school district spending patterns in the 2016 to 2017 school year, and highlights the challenges of tracking the “equitable use of resources across schools because of the way budgeting...

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