School Finance

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    Investing Wisely and Quickly: Use of ARRA Funds in America’s Great City Schools
     
    This report details how 40 Great City School districts used funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or the Recovery Act) signed into law by President Obama in 2009.
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    May 2010
     
     
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    Financing Excellence in the District of Columbia Public Schools
     
    This report is a sequel to the Council’s 2004 report on the District of Columbia Public Schools’ instructional program. This new report urges the school system to begin realigning its resources to improve student achievement.
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    2005
     
     
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    Adequate State Financing of Urban Schools—An Analysis of Funding of the Baltimore City Public Schools
     
    This report examines state funding, expenditure patterns, and academic achievement in the Baltimore City Public Schools compared with other school districts across the state of Maryland.
    February 2000
     
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    Adequate State Financing of Urban Schools—An Analysis of Funding of the New York City Public Schools
     
    This report examines state funding, expenditure patterns, and academic achievement in the New York City school system compared with other big-city school districts across the nation.
    January 2000
     
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    Adequate State Financing of Urban Schools—An Analysis of State Funding of the Philadelphia Public Schools
     
    This report examines state funding, expenditure patterns, and academic achievement in the Philadelphia school system compared with other big-city school districts across the nation.
    June 1998
     
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