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Dhuey, Elizabeth; Lipscomb, Stephen – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
Several states and the federal government distribute aid for special education programs based primarily on total district enrollment and a fixed aid amount per student, a method called "census funding." In this policy brief, we address three questions to help policy makers, educators, and researchers better understand census-funding…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Enrollment
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Goldhaber, Dan; Hansen, Michael – Education Finance and Policy, 2009
Investment in the certification of teachers by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) represents a significant policy initiative for the nation's public school teachers. This article investigates the potential impact of NBPTS certification on teachers' career paths. Using a competing risks model on data from North Carolina…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Persistence, Career Development