NERD$: National Education Resource Database on Schools

NERD$ is a joint effort by Edunomics Lab and the Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University to ensure year-over-year school spending data required by ESSA are captured for research and comparisons. These data have the potential to transform our understanding of education finance.

NERD$ currently includes FY19 data from 49 states and the District of Columbia. And in the coming months we will be building out this resource to include interactive data experiences, customizable data downloads and cross-state comparable data for all states.

If you have any questions please email nerds@georgetown.edu. Thank you!

These files have been cleaned, transformed, validated, verified and normed for cross-state comparison

Looking for FY20 school-by-school spending data?

Our team is currently cleaning and validating individual states’ FY20 school-by-school spending data and we expect to publish FY20 files to NERD$ in June 2022. In the meantime we provide access to both the raw files our team obtained from state sources and files that have been cleaned and transformed while our team conducts validation checks and norm the data. Once we publish a cleaned and validated file the raw file will not be available for download.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our publication schedule, please email nerds@georgetown.edu. Thank You!

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Files acquired directly from state sources. They have NOT been cleaned, transformed, validated or normed.  Data sources for raw files.

These files have been cleaned and transformed. They have NOT been validated or normed for cross-state comparison.

Note: The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305D200032 to Georgetown University. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.