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Education Commission of the States Education Finance Center

Works: 72 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 1,078 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: LB2825, 379.110973
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Most widely held works by Education Commission of the States
Fiscal response of school districts to district fiscal capacity and state aid by E. Kathleen Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School finance reform in the states( )

in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuebook, state education collective bargaining laws by Doris L Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this booklet is to provide, in chart form, a comparative overview of state laws for public employee bargaining that affect one or more levels of public education personnel at one or more levels of education. A short introductory section explains provisions listed in the chart as well as other important provisions of bargaining laws. The chart contains information about each state law's provisions for coverage, employee groupings for bargaining purposes, provisions regarding middle-management personnel, agency charged with responsibility for the major administration of collective bargaining laws, scope of bargaining, impasse procedures, grievance procedures, procedures for dealing with unfair practices, open meeting provisions, specifications for form and deadlines of agreements, and other comments. Appendices contain examples of provisions in state public employee collective bargaining laws, and a glossary. (Author/JM)
School finance reform : an example of redistribution education policy at the state level by Allan Odden( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using school finance reform as an example, the author argues that states are willing and able to handle redistributive education issues. The paper's first section presents 1970-81 financial data comparing federal and state governments' total aid to elementary and secondary education and their aid to categorical programs for handicapped, compensatory, and bilingual education. Section 2 gives an overview of states' school finance reforms in the 1970s. The section first discusses finance reforms as a redistributive issue and then provides descriptions of reforms in California, Connecticut, and Missouri as well as data on types of reforms in the 28 states with school finance reforms. Finally, it summarizes empirical studies on the reforms' impacts on state school finance structures. In the third section the author identifies political elements involved in state-level school finance reforms. He examines the roles of state courts in finance reform in all states, of state political leaders (especially governors and legislators) in the 28 states with reforms, and of the loose national network formed in the 1970s around school finance reform. Appendix tables provide data on state aid to public schools in all states. (Rw)
Equity in school finance by Allan Odden( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education finance in the states, 1984 by Allan Odden( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a study of how eight states have pursued educational reform, this booklet reviews new issues facing school finance as a result of the recent upsurge of interest in educational improvement. The booklet has four sections. The first section discusses changing state fiscal and political contexts within which reforms are being debated. Section 2 briefly describes (and notes the costs of) the reform packages enacted or being enacted in Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Section 3 compares and contrasts the treatment by these eight states of specific elements of reform, and analyzes cost, finance, and allocation implications. The elements considered are teacher compensation, school schedules, class size, graduation requirements, student testing, preschool programs for disadvantaged children, school improvement programs, merit schools, and school finance reform. The fourth section summarizes the new school finance issues flowing from the reforms described in section 3 as well as finance issues that are part of broader economic and social changes across the country. An instrument for surveying cost and allocation issues related to education reform programs is appended. References in 14 relevant topic areas are cited. (Pgd)
State education politics : the case of school finance reform by Susan Fuhrman( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School finance reform has reflected, over the last 10 years, the changing relationship between education and state government. Emerging from the case histories presented here is the conclusion that, gradually, the barriers separating education policymakers from general government have been lowered. At the same time, the fragmentation among education interest groups has increased. While the process of school finance reform has varied among the states, a number of common elements characterize reform in six states discussed here (Maine, Florida, New Mexico, California, Missouri, and South Carolina). First, reform occurred when compromises were made within study commissions prior to legislative consideration. (Oregon, where such compromises were not made, offers this publication's sole example of the failure of reform.) Second, the involvement of governors and key legislators was necessary. Although the role of traditional education groups was relatively low, new interests, including taxpayers, minority groups, cities, and nationally recognized organizations, played an important role. The availability of state funds, judicial pressure, and long periods of planning time were all important. The reform process did not change significantly throughout the 1970s in spite of emerging issues like declining enrollment and accountability. (Author/JM)
From Serrano to Serrano by Education Commission of the States( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in financing community colleges by John Augenblick( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this booklet is to discuss the problems associated with state systems of financing community colleges and to examine the relationships that arise between states, local community college districts and students when each is an important contributor to institutional revenues"--Page vi
School district expenditure and tax controls : a summary of tax and expenditure limitation efforts in the wake of Proposition 13, existing budget and tax rate procedures and bond election requirements by Education Commission of the States( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuition tax credits : their impact on the states by John Augenblick( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to discover how regional differences result in variations in the benefit patterns of federal programs, this booklet examines how education tax credits would be distributed across states. Using a simulation model, alternative tax credit structures are examined and their regional distribution is compared to the current distribution of federal aid for elementary and secondary schools. What is shown is that some regions would benefit to a far greater extent than others, that private schools could possibly receive more federal support on a per pupil basis than public schools, and that the structure of the credit affects the level and distribution of benefits. (Author/JM)
Retrenchment in education : the outlook for women and minorities by Education Commission of the States( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet summarizes the available information on the reasons for and the extent of the effects of declining enrollment and inflation-strained budgets on women and minorities in education. The combined impact of inflation and recession has led to the reassessment of priorities and the curtailment of services known in elementary and secondary education, as well as in postsecondary education, as retrenchment. Although information in some areas is incomplete, the data contained in this report indicate trends in reduction in force, the granting of tenure, unemployment, collective bargaining, and the demand for teachers, as well as employment trends among women and minorities. The authors conclude that more successful remedies to eliminate inequities affecting women and minorities must be found. (Author/DS)
School finance reform in the states, 1980 by Allan Odden( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of state support for school district capital expenditures : issues related to capital outlay and debt service by John Augenblick( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative measures of school district wealth by Allan Odden( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of funding, net price and financial need for postsecondary education students : differences among states, institutional sectors and income groups by John Augenblick( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study on financial aid to students in higher education, descriptive data are provided on differences found among states, institutional sectors, and income groups with respect to student costs and sources of funding, the reduction in cost of attendance due to the distribution of aid, and the resulting amount of overmet or undermet financial need of students. Data for first-time, full-time undergraduate students are drawn from the 1977 annual survey of entering freshmen, called the Cooperative Institute Research Program (CIRP). States chosen for the analysis are California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. A sixth conglomerate "state" was created by pooling data from all states that have a small state grant program. The states comprising the conglomerate are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Virginia. Estimates of the average student's budget or cost of attendance and a dollar and percentage breakdown of the major sources of funding to meet the student's costs are presented. The distribution of student financial aid and the resulting net price, the amount that a student and his family must actually pay to attend, are examined. Comparisons are made of the degree to which net price deviates from cost of attendance and of the variations in net price for states, sectors, and income groups. Data on financial aid recipients are presented, and comparisons are made of actual parental contributions with a formula-calculated expected parental contribution. (SW)
A methodological assessment of education equality and wealth neutrality measures by Robert Berne( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of potential additional measures of fiscal capacity of South Dakota school districts by Phillip E Vincent( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Education Commission of the States. Education Programs Division. Education Finance Center

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