Funding Adequacy and Equity

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Level Playing Field. Reviews the student achievement results in New Jersey's Abbott districts after seven years of increased funding to these poorer districts. Significant improvement has been achieved at the... 01/05/2005
A Quality Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front Line. Examines seventeen of the most important school finance and educational equity cases in this country from the viewpoint of the lawyers who litigated them with the goal of securing a quality education... 12/31/2008
A Quarter Century of Turmoil: School Finance in California on the 25th Anniversary of Serrano. Explains problems with complex system of educational finance in California. Addresses issues such as diversity, per pupil expenditure, and equity at district and school level; problems with special... 09/30/1997
A Report on Legislative Hearings for the 2006 Interim Study on Educational Adequacy. Reports on Arkansas legislative hearings on educational adequacy, including continued and new recommendations for school and class size; custodial, maintenance and groundskeeping staffing;... 08/19/2006
A Study of Disparities among School Facilities in North Carolina: Effects of Race and Economic Status. This study examines the relationship between the physical state of elementary school facilities in North Carolina and the proportion of low-income and African-American children attending each schools... 12/31/1998
A Study of Disparities among School Facilities in North Carolina: Effects of Race and Economic Status. This study examines the relationship between the physical state of elementary school facilities and the proportion of low-income and African American children attending schools. It is hypothesized... 04/30/1999
A Study of School Facilities and Recommendations for the Abbott Districts. [New Jersey] The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) presents a study of facilities' needs for the Abbott School District's 28 educational facilities and provides recommendations concerning how... 12/31/1998
A Year of Reform and Rededication: New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation 2006 Annual Report. Presents a report of the Corporation's work in calendar year 2006. The Corporation is charged with ensuring that the state complies with court mandated full funding of school construction in... 12/31/2006
ACCESS Network. Litigation. Lawsuits challenging state methods of funding public schools have been brought in 45 of the 50 states. This section of the ACCESS website provides brief summaries, by state, of the historical...
Adequacy and Equity of Facility Funding for the Kentucky Public School System Historically, adequate and equitable funding has been an issue in financing school facilities in Kentucky. The Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990 provided a new funding mechanism, the... 12/31/2002
Adequacy, Equity and Capital Spending in Michigan Schools: The Unfinished Business of Proposal A. Reviews the inequities in Michigan's capital spending on schools, due to the disparity between wealthy and poor districts' taxable property. Five alternative to local facilities funding are... 04/30/2005
Age Old Battle: The Struggle for Equality. Discusses challenges of perceived equity when newer school facilities are compared to older ones within a district. Thorough demographic planning, use of prototype schools, programmatic standards,... 12/31/2005
Allocation of State Funds for Construction and Renovation of Schools in Georgia Examines Georgia's model capital outlay program for public schools. Despite the current program's many positive aspects, incentives provided to local school districts can lead to... 09/30/1996
An Economical, Thorough, and Efficient School System: The West Virginia School Building Authority Economy of Scale Numbers The West Virginia School Building Authority has arbitrarily emphasized economies of scale as a requirement for statewide facilities funding. This requirement has forced consolidation in sparsely... 12/31/1996
An Examination of Capital Outlay Funding Mechanisms in Oklahoma. Explores fiscal interrelationships that underlay capital outlay funding, including the differences between rural and non-rural school districts. The study additionally focuses on the relationships... 08/31/2010
Arizona Takes on School Construction and Renovation. Spurred by a state superior court deadline for developing a constitutional school capital finance system, Arizona Governor Jane Hull signed legislation (Students FIRST) that dramatically reformed... 07/31/2001
Bond Funding. [California] The State of California is spending $9.2 billion in state school bond funds to modernize and build new schools to begin addressing an estimated $40 billion in statewide school infrastructure needs.... 12/31/1999
Breaking Ground: Rebuilding New Jersey's Urban Schools The Abbott School Construction Program. Recounts the history of New Jersey's Abbott School Construction Program, from 1990 court rulings on school facility deficiencies in poorer school districts to the present. The work of the... 03/31/2004
Breathless: Schools, Air Toxics, and Environmental Justice in California The exposure of children to environmental disamenities has emerged as a key policy concern in recent years, with some analysts and activists suggesting that minority children are disproportionately... 07/31/2006
Bridging the Digital Divide. Examines the difficulties schools face in providing equal educational opportunities for all students particularly in implementing technology into the classrooms of poor school districts. Obstacles in... 09/30/1999
Building a New Role: States and School Facilities. This report presents articles that explore the changing role of the states in addressing the nation's need to build and modernize its public schools. The article, Doling Out Facilities Aid... 05/31/2001
Building a Sustained School Facilities Remedy: Arizona's Innovative Blueprint for Capital Funding. Analyzes the results of Arizona's 1998 school facilities lawsuit, the Students FIRST Act, on the state process for financing and constructing school facilities. The Students FIRST Act was... 06/30/2010
Building America's Schools: State Efforts To Address School Facility Needs This document provides summaries of each state's activities to address their shortage of school buildings by supporting school construction. It reveals that 11 state subsidize, reimburse, or... 06/13/2000
Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools: Expenditures in Selected Schools Are Comparable to Similar Public Schools, but Data Are Insufficient to Judge Adequacy of Funding and Formulas. Reports that the Dept. of Interior, which administers Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Schools, does not collect and therefore has little data on which to base its school budgets. The researchers... 08/31/2003
California School Finance EdSource is a California non-profit organization founded in 1977 that provides analytical information about California school finance and other state-based education policy issues. This website...

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