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The Financial Landscape And What It Means For Public Education

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Edunomics Lab hosts a series of 30-minute, interactive webinars to help states and districts decide how to use federal relief dollars in ways that do the most good for students while avoiding long-term spending obligations that lead to budget pitfalls when one-time funds run out.

District Finance Network Meetings

This collaborative group meets monthly to explore current research and troubleshoot common challenges. We focus on student-based allocation formulas, fiscal transparency, and strategic financial decision-making. Beginning with the financial turmoil in early 2020, topics range from early projections of state and district economic outlooks to strategic budget cutting and stakeholder communications, the impacts of enrollment shifts and learning loss on district finances, and the implications of massive federal relief funds for K-12.

To learn more about the network email Jessica Swanson at

Financial Decision-Making Working Group (FIDWIG) Meetings

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.

Please contact us at for accessible versions of the meeting resources.


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