Making per-pupil expenditures down to the school level public
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to annually report for every public school and local educational agency the total per-pupil spending of federal, state and local money disaggregated by source of funds for the preceding fiscal year. This includes actual (not average) spending on personnel.
NERD$ is the first-ever national dataset of public K-12 spending by school, compiling the data into one easy-to-access, permanent location.
Data Tools: Improving Financial Transparency
Spending v Outcomes by School
Take a deeper dive into the relationship between school spending and student outcomes with these interactive data visualizations.
School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot
View and print these data displays to inform conversations on improving equity and student outcomes.
Tracking the Utility and Usefulness of ESSA Reporting
Financial Decision-Making Working Group (FIDWiG)
A partnership between the National Center and Edunomics Lab, FiDWiG is a collaboration between state education agencies (SEAs) and Regional Centers (RCs) on how to leverage financial transparency for data-driven decision-making. FiDWiG created a set of voluntary, minimal reporting criteria, the Interstate Financial Reporting, to ensure per-pupil expenditure measures have common meaning across states.
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