School-level Spending Data Available in Most States

School-level Spending Data Available in Most States

July 24, 2020

A “key tucked in the Every Student Succeeds Act” has resulted in a massive “trove” of school-level spending data, reports Daarel Burnette for Education Week. So far, 42 states and the District of Columbia have complied with the ESSA requirement to make public per-pupil expenditure data, which allows stakeholders across the education field to delve into the implications of spending on school improvement, effectiveness, and academic success. The reporting requirement, only enforced this year, “gained widespread support from fiscally conservative Republicans and civil rights-minded Democrats.”