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 data from 33 states. By June 1 data for all 50 states (plus District of Columbia) will be uploaded. 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.
We are hosting a mini-grant competition with awards of $5,000 to conduct analysis using NERD$. The competition is open to all: researchers, grad students, advocates, journalists, and practitioners (and honestly anyone interested in crunching some school-by-school spending figures). Projects may address a broad range of nerdy and not-so-nerdy questions related to education policy and practice. Applications are due April 30, 2021.