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de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Thomas D.; Zhang, Anlan; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2021
The 2019 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 55th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Peyton, David J.; Acosta, Kelly; Harvey, Alexandria; Pua, Daisy J.; Sindelar, Paul T.; Mason-Williams, Loretta; Dewey, Jim; Fisher, Tiffany L.; Crews, Emily – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2021
In this study, using Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) personnel data from 2006 to 2014, we identified seven states with consistently low shortages of highly qualified special education teachers and seven states with persistently high shortages. We employed Guarino et al.'s framework to guide our assumptions and selection of demographic,…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Geographic Location, Expenditure per Student
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Chumbley, Samuel D.; Devaraj, Vikram S.; Mattick, Karen – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2021
Medical education research is becoming increasingly concerned with the value (defined as "educational outcomes per dollar spent") of different teaching approaches. However, the financial costs of various approaches to teaching anatomy are under-researched, making evidence-based comparisons of the value of different teaching approaches…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Undergraduate Students, Anatomy, Costs
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.; Dean, Stephanie; Welcher, Alison Harris; Barrett, Sharon Kebschull – Public Impact, 2021
In the wake of COVID-19, the U.S. pre-K-12 education system needs more than a refresh. Based on the success and popularity of the Opportunity Culture model, in this brief Public Impact recommends the means to bring critical, effective instructional and emotional supports to millions of teachers and their students--for a price tag the country can…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Ampadu, Osei; D'Antonio, Laura; Howell, Malia; Wheeler, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2021
This statistical analysis report presents key findings and other data highlights from School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) in school years 2015-16 and 2016-17. The report focuses on (1) the completeness and comparability of SLFS data and (2) how the SLFS can be utilized to evaluate differences in resource allocation (as measured by school-level…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Expenditures, School Surveys, Expenditure per Student
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are private savings accounts funded by a deposit from the state government and managed by a parent. The deposit amount varies from state to state and is typically based on the state's per-pupil amount. To use an ESA, parents withdraw their child from the public school system and use ESA funds to purchase specified…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Money Management, Educational Finance
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are private savings accounts funded by a deposit from the state government and managed by a parent. The deposit amount varies from state to state and is typically based on the state's per-pupil amount. To use an ESA, parents withdraw their child from the public school system and use ESA funds to purchase specified…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Money Management, Educational Finance
Education Commission of the States, 2021
School vouchers are state-funded programs--often called scholarship programs--that allow students to use public monies to attend a private school. The state provides a set amount of money, typically based on the state's per-pupil amount, for private school tuition. There are currently 27 voucher programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia.…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, State Programs, Scholarships, School Choice
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Scholarship tax credit programs provide a tax credit to businesses and individual taxpayers for donating funds to scholarship granting organizations. Nonprofit organizations manage and distribute donated funds in the form of private school tuition scholarships to eligible students. There are currently 24 scholarship tax credit programs in 19…
Descriptors: State Programs, Scholarships, Tax Credits, School Choice
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Scholarship tax credit programs provide a tax credit to businesses and individual taxpayers for donating funds to scholarship granting organizations. Nonprofit organizations manage and distribute donated funds in the form of private school tuition scholarships to eligible students. There are currently 24 scholarship tax credit programs in 19…
Descriptors: State Programs, Scholarships, Tax Credits, Tuition
Jackson, C. Kirabo; Mackevicius, Claire – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021
We use estimates across all known "credibly causal" studies to examine the distributions of the causal effects of public K12 school spending on test scores and educational attainment in the United States. Under reasonable assumptions, for each of the 31 included studies, we compute the same parameter estimate. Method of moments estimates…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student, Scores
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Houston, David M. – Educational Policy, 2021
This study explores the conditions under which polarization and depolarization occur with respect to public opinion on education issues. I analyze experimental and nonexperimental survey data to gauge the effects of informational and experiential stimuli on education policy preferences. I focus on heterogeneous effects by political party…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Public Opinion, Surveys
Karoly, Lynn A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A. – RAND Corporation, 2021
There is strong evidence that children who attend high-quality pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs learn skills that benefit them in school and life. The price tag of most private programs puts them out of reach for some families, however. In response, many states and school districts fund pre-K programs to expand opportunities for their youngest…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Costs, Expenditure per Student
Karoly, Lynn A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A. – RAND Corporation, 2021
States and localities throughout the United States are expanding their investments in pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs. Although spending on publicly funded pre-K programs is well documented, relatively less is known about the true cost to deliver the programs, especially considering varying quality standards and accounting for the resources used…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Costs, Expenditure per Student
Karoly, Lynn A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A. – RAND Corporation, 2021
As part of its Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the RAND Corporation to study the cost of high-quality pre-K programming. The RAND study included three states--Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington--that were partnering with the foundation under PPI. The objective of the study was to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Costs, Expenditure per Student
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