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Stedrak, Luke J.; Ortagus, Justin C.; Wood, R. Craig – Educational Considerations, 2012
The advent of information technology throughout the United States has revolutionized the educational process and sparked the rapid growth of virtual education at the K-12 level in almost every state such that courses in every imaginable subject can now be offered outside the geographic constraints of school districts and traditional…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Policy, Virtual Classrooms, Financial Support
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Rolle, R. Anthony; Wood, R. Craig – Educational Considerations, 2012
Texas charter school districts (CSDs) are accredited and monitored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) utilizing the various components within the state accountability systems for both state and federal requirements. Yet, Texas CSDs are believed to operate with few regulatory restrictions on administrative, instructional, and pedagogical methods.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, School Districts
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Wood, R. Craig; Rolle, R. Anthony – Educational Considerations, 2007
State and private agencies have attempted to determine the costs of providing an "adequate" education for public elementary and secondary students. In order to identify adequacy target expenditures, four education finance models currently are found within the education finance research literature: (1) Professional Judgment Model; (2) Statistical…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Literature, Heuristics, Expenditure per Student
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Wood, R. Craig; Honeyman, David S. – Educational Considerations, 1990
The achievement of excellence in public education is improbable within the near future. Equalization of resources in funding education can have more or less beneficial aspects depending upon the formulas used. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Excellence in Education