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US Census Bureau, 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Census of Governments and the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances as authorized by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182. The Census of Governments has been conducted every 5 years since 1957, while the annual survey has been conducted annually since 1977 in years when the Census…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Surveys, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Brunner, Eric J.; Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
This study examines how California's system of school facility finance, and the level and distribution of funding for K-12 school facilities, has changed over the decade since 2006. This report addresses five broad questions related to the way California finances its school facility needs: (1) How has California's system of school facility finance…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Financial Support, Comparative Analysis, State Aid
Rose, Heather; Sonstelie, Jon; Weston, Margaret – Public Policy Institute of California, 2010
This is a technical appendix for the report, "Pathways for School Finance in California" (ED515651). "Pathways for School Finance in California" simulates alternatives to California's current school finance system. This appendix provides more information about the revenues used in those simulations. The first section describes…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Simulation, Information Sources, Institutional Characteristics
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Rolle, R. Anthony; Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar – Journal of Education Finance, 2014
The general purpose of this article is to extend the examination of previous efficacy analyses of Texas' education finance system by paying particular attention to the ability of the Texas Foundation School Program (FSP) to generate revenue to support ELL educational activities. This article will examine the efficacy of formula components within…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid
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Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This forum seeks to problematise issues related to the lack of resources to adequately finance public education systems. It explores potential solutions based on increased domestic resource mobilisation through progressive taxation in order to meet the growing financing gap needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. While many…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education
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Baker, Bruce D.; Farrie, Danielle; Sciarra, David G. – ETS Research Report Series, 2016
Although there has been significant progress in the long term, achievement gaps among the nation's students persist.Many factors have contributed to the disparities in outcomes, and societal changes can explain progress, or lack thereof, over the past few decades.This is well documented in the 2010 Educational Testing Service (ETS) report…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Retrenchment, Achievement Gap, Resource Allocation
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Hoadley, Susan; Wood, Leigh N.; Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and identify threshold concepts that are the essential conceptual content of finance programmes. Design/Methodology/Approach: Conducted in three stages with finance academics and students, the study uses threshold concepts as both a theoretical framework and a research methodology. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Financial Services, Fundamental Concepts, Curriculum Design
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Even as they struggle to climb out of deep financial holes, states are facing lawsuits that contend they do not meet their constitutions' requirements to provide sufficient funding to districts and fail to provide resources for disadvantaged schools and student populations. This article reports on legal battles in Texas, Colorado, and elsewhere…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Court Litigation
US Census Bureau, 2015
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Census of Governments and the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances as authorized by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182. The Census of Governments has been conducted every 5 years since 1957, while the annual survey has been conducted annually since 1977 in years when the Census…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Surveys, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ramirez, Al; Siegrist, Michael; Krumholz, Patrick; Rainey, Tracie – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study investigates the interrelationship of categorical funding mechanisms within the Colorado school finance system for English language learners (ELLs) in an effort to test overall equity of the system in light of an underfunded categorical program. Using several analytical techniques, the study set out to determine the degree to which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Equal Education, Educational Finance
Hill, Laura; Warren, Paul; Murphy, Patrick; Ugo, Iwunze; Pathak, Aditi – Public Policy Institute of California, 2016
California's system of special education served about 718,000 students in 2014-15, or about 11.5 percent of the K-12 population. It is expensive, consuming some $12 billion in federal, state, and local dollars annually. Special education operates within a legal framework that sets it apart from the rest of the K-12 system. The state's enactment of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Funding Formulas
EdSource, 2006
In a state as large and complex as California, education financing can become as complicated as rocket science. This two-page Q&A provides a brief, easy-to-understand explanation of California's school finance system and introduces the issues of its adequacy and equity. A list of resources providing additional information is provided.
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Resource Allocation
US Census Bureau, 2017
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Census of Governments and the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances as authorized by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182. The Census of Governments has been conducted every 5 years since 1957, while the annual survey has been conducted annually since 1977 in years when the Census…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student
Weston, Margaret – Public Policy Institute of California, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown's January 2011 budget proposal suggests shifting responsibility and funding for many state programs from the state to the local level. Under this "realignment" of government authority, local governments--usually counties--would be given responsibility for providing the services in realigned programs, and the state…
Descriptors: State Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities
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Wolf, Rebecca; Sands, Janelle – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
California recently overhauled its K-12 public education finance system. Enacted in 2013, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) replaced California's 40-year-old funding formula. The LCFF increases district officials' fiscal flexibility; provides more resources to districts serving larger proportions of low-income, English learner (EL), and…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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