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Public Schooling in Louisiana and Mississippi

February 25, 2009

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Here are some quick summary points regarding education funding and student outcomes in Louisiana and Mississippi, two states getting some national attention these days… 1. In Louisiana, according to data on 5 to 17 year olds from the American Community Surveys of 2005 to 2007, approximately 17% of children avoid the public schooling system to […]

Weighting for Success in Philadelphia?

February 23, 2009

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Once again, efforts to reform Philadelphia public schools are in the news, and one item that remains at least a significant part of that reform package is a proposal to use a Weighted Student Funding formula to improve equity in resource allocation across schools within the Philadelphia public school system. Here’s the link to a […]

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