School Finance: A Policy Perspective, prepares education leaders and school administrators to effectively use education dollars in a way that supports student learning and success. This essential text provides an evidence-based model for financing the resources, programs, and services needed in K-12 schools with an eye on the issues and challenges faced by those at the policy level in school districts and states. Readers can also access a web-based school finance simulation tool to generate reports about their school or district based on available staffing and resources data, analyze the nature of school finance problems, and simulate the effects of different school finance structures.
CHAPTER 1: Introduction and Overview To School Finance
CHAPTER 2: Legal Issues In School Finance
CHAPTER 3: A Framework For Assessing Equity and Adequacy In School Finance
CHAPTER 4: Adequate Staffing and Resources For America's Schools
CHAPTER 5: A Cohesive School Strategy For Improving Student Learning
CHAPTER 6: School Finance Structures: Formula Options
CHAPTER 7: State School Finance Reform
CHAPTER 8: School District Budgeting
CHAPTER 9: A Framework for More Effective Use of the Education Dollar
CHAPTER 10: Strategic Budgeting To Improve Student Learning
CHAPTER 11: District Resources
CHAPTER 12: The Public Finance Context
APPENDIX: USING THE SIMULATION
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