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New Financial Data Spotlight the District Role in Distributing Dollars Across Schools

BY jordan
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Marguerite Roza and Laura Anderson
Published April 23, 2020 on Education Next

Historically, school finance discussions have centered on the state’s role with regard to adequacy and cross-district equity. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires reporting of per-student spending by school, putting a spotlight on how districts deploy dollars to schools. In this article, Marguerite Roza and Laura Anderson share what we’re learning from early explorations of the data and the opportunities it provides for education leaders.


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