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ERIC Number: ED566703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Importance of At-Risk Funding. Policy Analysis
Parker, Emily; Griffith, Michael
Education Commission of the States
In recent decades, states and districts have moved toward making education more equitable. A key component of equity in education is providing additional funds for economically disadvantaged students, commonly referred to as "at-risk students." At-risk students are most often defined as students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches through the National School Lunch Program, meaning that their family income falls below 130 percent or 185 percent of the federal income poverty line, respectively. Studies have found a connection between providing additional funding for these at-risk students and increased academic success. However, there is discrepancy between states on how at-risk students are funded and how much additional money they receive. This report analyzes how states fund at-risk students and how much additional money at-risk students receive from states.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: United States