AIR's research and policy studies in education finance focus on cost analysis, analyses of resource allocation, and cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost studies.
Our work includes public and private K-12 education, preschool and early childhood education, and early intervention services for children and their families. We apply state-of-the-art methods to analysis of school finance policy and large-scale studies of resource allocation in education at the federal, state, and local levels; provide expert testimony in school finance litigation cases; and conduct studies of teacher labor markets.
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Are current funding allocations accurately distributing Title I funds? According to a new report, when fully adjusted for regional differences, Title I funding patterns disproportionately favor rural school districts in low cost of living states.
A core reform strategy developed by AIR, Investing in Student Success, provides local public or charter school systems a set of policies, processes, and training activities supported by a suite of three tools for distributing funds and allocating resources.
In June 2013, AIR completed an initial evaluation of the patterns of resource allocation and the attitudes and perspectives of various stakeholders about the implementation of Hawaii's weighted student formula (WSF). The findings of this evaluation show that implementation of Hawaii’s WSF appears to have gained widespread acceptance among school leaders and some key stakeholders within the state.
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