education spending

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    How much did your public charter/regional/lab school spend per student in 2019-20?

    According to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction today, the average per-pupil expenditures (PPE) for each public charter, regional, and laboratory school in 2019-20 were as follows: Year CS Charter School Name Total PPE Total Rank 2020 13C A.C.E. ACADEMY  $  9,648.46 105 2020 26B ALPHA ACADEMY…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2020
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    How much did your school district spend per student in 2019-20?

    According to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction today, the average per-pupil expenditures (PPE) for each district in 2019-20 were as follows: Year LEA LEA Name Total PPE Rank PPE Per Pupil Capital Outlay (5 Yr Avg) Rank Capital Outlay 2020 10 Alamance-Burlington Schools $9,485 99 $251.64…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2020
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    Average state per-pupil expenditure was $9,951 last year

    According to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina public school spent an average of $9,951 per student last year, a 0.8% or $85.59 increase compared to the year before.  State per-student spending increased by 2.4%, but local spending dropped by 3.7%. Here are the…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2020
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    State revenues as a percentage of total public school revenues

    The National Center for Education Statistics recently published The Condition of Education 2020, which is a compendium of education statistics and data collected and compiled by NCES researchers. One of the more interesting data points is state revenues as a percentage of total public school revenues.  In the Southeast,…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2020
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    Meaningless statistic hits highest point in over decade

    Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.  Instead, it mostly reflects the expansion of other parts of the state budget, particularly health and human services. Regardless, the next time someone…
    Terry Stoops, May 19, 2020
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    Greene: The New “Causal” Research on School Spending is Not Causal

    Jay Greene’s analysis of a new Journal of Public Economics study of spending and student performance is a must-read.  Professor Greene writes, Some researchers and journalists have become very excited about a new set of studies that claim to find a causal relationship between increasing school spending and improving student outcomes. …
    Terry Stoops, February 25, 2020
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    Red4Ed Walk-Ins

    Today, the N.C. Association of Educators and Red4Ed urged teachers to picket before school today.  They want the General Assembly to agree to, among other things, Medicaid expansion, a 5 percent across-the-board salary increase for all district employees, and a $15 minimum wage for hourly workers. Below is a photo…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
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    How much did your school district spend last year?

    As I mentioned in two previous blog posts, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year. Note that city school systems follow the county in which they operate, e.g., Asheville City Schools follows Buncombe County Schools. Ranks: 1 = highest (Hyde County Schools) and 116…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019