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ERIC Number: ED553279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Looking Back, Looking Forward: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts. Report of Findings
McCord, Robert S.; Ellerson, Noelle M.
American Association of School Administrators
This study is the fourth in a series of studies conducted by the American Association of School Administrators on the impact of the economic downturn on schools. AASA launched the series in fall 2008 in response to state budget shortfalls, federal buy-outs and interventions, and a series of additional events characterizing a slowing, stagnant economy. As the economic situation worsened, AASA continued to monitor its impact on schools through a series of surveys of school administrators nationwide. Collectively, the findings of the AASA Economic Impact Study series demonstrate that school districts in every part of the country are subject to the realities of the economic downturn. While this benchmark data cannot predict a trend, it is difficult to deny that the financial crisis is increasingly threatening the progress schools have obtained and the stability they have enjoyed in the past. This latest study, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts," is based on a study of school administrators conducted in February and March 2009. This survey asked many of the same questions as the "AASA Study of the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Schools," conducted in October 2008. Therefore, it is possible to compare and contrast key findings from the two studies. Appended to the report are: (A) Survey Questions and (B) Survey Response Data. [Additional Research Team Members are: K. Forbis Jordan (Ret.), Arizona State University; Teresa Jordan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Richard Lemons, University of Connecticut; T. C. Mattocks, Bridgewater State College; and Margaret Orr, Bank Street College.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators