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Economic Climate2020-05-29T20:05:51+00:00

ECONOMIC CLIMATE

What will the financial turmoil mean for public education?

As the economy tumbles, and shortfalls are projected for state budgets, the financial outlook for public education is changing rapidly. In response to numerous inquiries on how school systems will be affected by the COVID-19 response and the economic downturn, we are sharing what we are learning about the financial outlook, and what states and districts might consider as they make financial plans for the coming weeks and year. Check back often for new resources.

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