per-pupil expenditure

New Per-Pupil Spending Data is Progress Toward Educational Equity

It’s not every day that an issue that impacts my work at my Dallas elementary school makes it into the pages of the New York Times. Yet this opinion piece spoke directly and persuasively to the need for per-pupil spending data to be available and understandable to the public in order to forward conversations about equity in education. (more…)

Update: What PPE Reporting Data Means for You

As principals, you are focused on myriad issues that impact the daily function of your school. Are school buses arriving on time? Did the cafeteria receive its delivery? Are your students safe? Despite all that you attend to, it’s natural to face some scrutiny from parents, administrators, and community members about how your school is doing. Starting next year, a significant change in available data about school funding could affect questions that you field about your school’s resources and its salaries for teachers, staff, and administrators. (more…)

Using PPE Data to Advocate for Your School

As principals, you are focused on myriad issues that impact the function of your school on a daily basis; are school buses arriving on time, did the cafeteria receive its delivery, are your students safe. Despite all that you attend to, it’s natural to face some scrutiny from parents, administrators, and community members about how your school is doing. Starting next year, a significant change in available data about school funding could impact questions that you field about your school’s resources, and salaries for teachers, staff, and administrators. (more…)