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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