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Hess, Frederick M.; Boser, Ulrich – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2009
This report, produced jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Center for American Progress, and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute, is a call to action in response to how poorly states measured up on key indicators of educational innovation. The report is the first-ever attempt to evaluate the innovation gap in American…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, State Surveys, Educational Change, Educational Indicators
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Zhou, Lei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report presents data from the School District Finance Survey for School Year 2006-07 (fiscal year 2007, or FY 07). The School District Finance Survey is a district-level survey that consists of data submitted annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states and the District of…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Educational Finance, School Districts, State Departments of Education
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Bracey, Gerald W. – ERS Spectrum, 2006
Through executive orders, legislative initiatives, referenda, or constitutional amendments, a number of states have proposed measures to require school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their operational budgets on "in-class instruction." The current national average for such expenditures, using accounting categories from the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Legislation, Budgets, Educational Finance
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) FY 2005 Budget Released: President Opens Door to High School Initiatives, but Disappoints School Districts by…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Disproportionate Representation