per pupil expenditures

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    How much did school districts spend last year?

    Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released per-student expenditure data for the 2017-18 school year. While most districts increased spending from 2017 to 2018, 10 districts spent less.  Overall, the state per-student expenditure increased by $306 compared to the year before, a 3.3 percent increase.
    Terry Stoops, November 5, 2018
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    N.C. school spending among most equitable in the nation

    In Why School Spending Is So Unequal, Governing data editor Mike Maciag examines variations in per-student expenditures within states.  While Alaska and Vermont have huge variations in student spending, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, and Florida have very little variation.  In general, states with the largest disparities rely on…
    Terry Stoops, August 7, 2018
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    Public schools receive $230 per student boost from state this year

    In coming weeks you’ll hear a lot of claims about state education funding.  In the graph below, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction details the $230 average boost in per student education funding provided by the state legislature last year.
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2015
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    State education funding indexed to inflation? Yes please!

    After hearing that the North Carolina General Assembly raised per pupil and overall spending on K-12 education, liberals objected, saying that the increases do not keep up with inflation.  It is the only play they have after spending months claiming that the legislature slashed education funding. But perhaps…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2013
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    Charter schools saved taxpayers $1,100 per student last year

    During the 2012-13 school year, charter schools spent $500 per student less than districts.  According to NC Department of Public Instruction data, the average expenditure for district schools was $8,514.21 per student.  The average charter expenditure was $8,013.77 per student.  Neither per student expenditure figure includes capital expenditures. Districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2013
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    Republicans increase education spending again

    According to data recently released by the NC Department of Public Instruction, state, local, and total per pupil expenditures (PPE) increased last year. State funding increased slightly, $38.23 per student, while federal funding dropped by over $150 per student.  Counties upped their per student expenditure significantly, $191.51 per student. …
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2013
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    Republicans increase per pupil expenditures in 2011-12

    Year State PPE Federal PPE Local PPE Total PPE 2011-2012  $5,361.41  $1,181.99  $1,893.04  $8,436.44 2010-2011  $5,161.73  $1,354.63  $1,897.93  $8,414.29 2009-2010  $5,231.67  $1,289.14  $1,930.62  $8,451.43 2008-2009  $5,703.70  $884.99  $2,123.31  $8,712.00 2007-2008  $5,616.02  $830.49  $2,075.15  $8,521.66 2006-2007  $5,273.88  $809.49  $1,934.05  $8,017.42 2005-2006  $4,903.60  $819.41  $1,873.14  $7,596.15 2004-2005  $4,726.64  $789.30  $1,811.66  $7,327.60 2003-2004…
    Terry Stoops, October 25, 2012
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    NEA: NC is 42nd (not 49th) in per pupil spending

    I have spent months countering the “49th in the nation myth,” a talking point manufactured by public school advocacy groups to attack the budget approved by the NC General Assembly last year.  At long last, the National Education Association (NEA) has released Rankings of the States 2011 and…
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2012