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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.
AIR is working with RAND to evaluate the strategic human capital reform efforts of three school districts and a cluster of charter management organizations identified by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Among preliminary findings, the authors assert that the sustainability of the reforms studied relies on buy-in from stakeholders, and the ability of the districts to become more efficient in the way they create better results for students.
In September of 2012, AIR completed a study, Study of a New Method of Funding for Public Schools in Nevada, for the Nevada State legislature to investigate how the state finance system could be improved by determining how it could best address the differential funding needs of students and smaller rural districts.
This report examines how well federal funds are targeted to districts and schools serving economically disadvantaged students, how Title I targeting has changed over the past seven years, how districts have spent federal funds, and the base of state and local resources to which federal funds are added.
This report provides a summary of findings from Title I evaluation studies that have become available after the publication of the National Assessment of Title I final report in 2007.
This report describes the implementation of student-based funding (SBF) policies in two California school districts—San Francisco Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District.
A Tale of Two Districts Report Appendices
This report presents the results of a 16-month effort by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to determine the cost of a sufficient education for all public school students in New Mexico.