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TN: State Launches School Spending Dashboard

The Tennessee Office of the Comptroller has launched an interactive dashboard for school-by-school spending data for every school in the state, building on the ESSA requirement that states publicly report per-pupil expenditure data starting with the 2018-19 school year. The Comptroller’s report on the data...

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CA: State Reports School Spending Data to Meet ESSA Requirement

The Edunomics Lab is also reporting that California has now released school-by-school expenditure data for the 2018-19 school year, leaving Pennsylvania as the final state yet to meet the ESSA reporting requirement. For easy access to each state’s per-pupil spending data, visits the Edunomics Lab’s...

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Experts Caution States Considering Holding District Budgets Harmless

A new brief from the Edunomics Lab cautions states as an increasing number consider holding district education budgets harmless for shifts in student enrollment, which typically determine state funding allocations. While authors Hannah Jarmolowski and Marguerite Roza say such actions can be a helpful band-aid...

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