Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, January and February 2016

Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter

Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, January and February 2016

“So where the public hears about efforts to close achievement gaps between minorities and white students or between higher-performing and lower-performing students, in truth different parts of the finance system are directly at odds with those stated obje

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“So where the public hears about efforts to close achievement gaps between minorities and white students or between higher-performing and lower-performing students, in truth different parts of the finance system are directly at odds with those stated objectives.”
Dr. Marguerite Roza, Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University writing in Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?

Student Based Budgeting in the News

Report Calls for Pittsburgh to Adopt Student-Based Budgeting
A+ Schools recently issued a report calling for the city’s school district to adopt student-based budgeting to address its funding inequities and lack of transparency.

Georgia to Delay Overhaul of Funding System
Gov. Deal won’t push through changes to Georgia’s Quality Basic Education formula in 2016 but plans to do so next session in order to “revolutionize” the state’s education system.

Norwalk Public Schools Adopting Student-Based Budgeting in 2016-17
The Connecticut school district plans to grant high-performing schools greater autonomy.

Student Based Budgeting 101

Student-Based Budgeting in North Carolina
Lisa Snell provides a comprehensive overview of student-based budgeting for the John Locke Foundation’s candidate education forum.

Best Practices Spotlight

EdBuild Highlights Key Problems with State Funding Mechanisms
Arbitrary funding, system inputs, and an overreliance on property taxes plague state systems according to the organization’s executive director Rebecca Sibilia.

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· Edunomics Lab @EdunomicsLab
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· Reason Foundation @LisSnell
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Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.

Aaron Garth Smith is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.