Edunomics Lab is a Georgetown University research center exploring and modeling complex education finance decisions to inform education policy and practice.

On a per-student basis, school staffing levels are hitting all-time highs, while enrollment has dropped, writes Chad Aldeman.

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When districts break out of deeply ingrained expenditure habits, it’s a big deal. During the pandemic, many did just that. Here are four financial practices we hope will stick around.

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This new tool estimates pandemic-related learning losses and recovery costs for more than 8,000 school districts across the country.

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Use our dashboard to explore ESSER 3 spending by district or download an entire state’s data. We now have data for 48 states plus DC…

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Edunomics Lab provides timely, relevant and actionable analysis of education finance policy and resource allocation strategy and decisions. Our research and modeling projects are designed to give policymakers and education leaders the evidence-based resources they need to effectively deploy finite resources for the betterment of education.

Compensation, Benefits & Pensions
District Resource Allocation
Educational Productivity
Financial Transparency
Higher Education
Innovation & Technology
K-12 Financial Landscape
State Finance Policy
School-Level Resource Use
Student-Based Allocation
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