Report Roundup: September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 06:36 pm
Remember that show Step By Step? How about Boy Meets World or Full House? You know where I’m going with this… TGIF! Before you head out for the weekend, catch up on a few education related reports released this week.
The Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assitance (that’s a mouthful!) released data on the breakdown of state allocation of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. States received varying amounts, due to receipt of competitive grant funds, such as Race to the Top. The average per pupil funding for states receiving the most funds was $1,750, compared to $1,205 for the states receiving the lowest amount. A take-away from all these numbers is that overall, high-need school districts (those with the highest rates of child poverty and lowest student achievement) received more funding per pupil than districts doing better.
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