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ERIC Number: ED541560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Fair Student Funding Summit: Conference Proceedings and Recommendations for Action
Education Resource Strategies
On March 25-26, 2010, a cadre of urban education leaders gathered in Baltimore, Maryland for the "Fair Student Funding Summit," a conference that brought together districts that use weighted student funding (WSF) as an approach for allocating dollars to schools. Convened by Education Resource Strategies (ERS) and hosted by Baltimore City Public Schools, the purpose of the summit was to provide a forum for districts to share ideas on school funding, discuss what is and isn't working, and spark new approaches. Participants included a mix of those who have well-established WSF systems, those who recently adopted WSF, those who are in the planning stages of implementation, and those who have returned to a more centralized system. More than 60 educational leaders from 14 school districts and several other organizations attended. The purpose of this conference proceedings report is to document and share the conversations from this first-of-its-kind event so that participants can: (1) Revisit the discussion in its entirety, make connections between sessions, and use findings in current practice; (2) Learn what happened in concurrent sessions that they could not attend; (3) Share the conference discussion with colleagues who did not attend the summit; and (4) Use this as a primer to educate others on the constructs, advantages, and challenges of WSF, and to generate discussions on the issues involved. (Contains 1 footnote and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Resource Strategies
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