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The Case Against High-School Sports.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): Atlantic. Oct2013, Vol. 312 Issue 3, p72-78. 7p. 2 Color Photographs.


Abstract: The article discusses the financing of high school sports and football in the U.S. in contrast to other programs such as mathematics in light of international comparisons. Topics include the role that high school sports plays in college recruitment, th...

Hidden Inequities. (cover story)

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): American School Board Journal. Apr2013, Vol. 200 Issue 4, p10-13. 4p.


Abstract: The article discusses educational equalization in U.S. school districts in light of funding formulas, focusing on financial challenges which arise not between districts in a state but within the same district. The author looks at a lawsuit against Texa...

Taj Mahals of Decaying Shacks: Patterns in Local School Capital Stock and Unmet Capital Need.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Peabody Journal of Education (0161956X). 2006, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p1-22. 22p. 7 Charts.

Abstract: Despite growing interest in the condition of school facilities as a dimension of school finance adequacy, reliable measures of capital stock for large samples of schools are hard to come by. In this article, we offer new methods for (a) measuring the e...

Middle School Operating Levies and 8th Grade Mathematics and Reading Achievement: Evidence from Minnesota, 1998-2005.

Publication Type: Conference

Source(s): Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association; 2009 Annual Meeting, p1, 21p

Abstract: Copyright of Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association is the property of American Sociological Association and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express writt...


Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): T H E Journal. Feb/Mar2012, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p30-34. 5p.

Abstract: The article discusses ways in which U.S. school districts can effectively cut information technology (IT) costs in response to budget cuts. It is said that school districts can save money using various waste eliminating and streamlining techniques. Tac...

Budgeting Based on Results.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): Education Digest. May2011, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p4-8. 5p.


Abstract: The article discusses budgeting procedures for school districts. The author expresses the opinion that traditional expenditure-based budgeting does not address program quality from year to year in sufficient depth. He advocates for a budgets based on r...

Maintenance Needs.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): American School & University. Apr2011, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p24-28. 4p.

Abstract: The article offers information on school district budgets for maintenance in the U.S. It mentions that economic setbacks on the costs for repairing and modernizing schools have slowed operation and maintenance projects. It says that the use of life-cyc...

Education's SHOT in the Arm.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): District Administration. Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p20-24. 5p. 2 Color Photographs.


Abstract: The article discusses how U.S. economic stimulus funds will aid school districts. The author notes recommendations from Daniel A. Domenech, director of the American Association of School Administrators, that stimulus funds should be spent on equipment ...

Equity in Funding: More Than Just Dollars: Simple parity in K-12 aid isn't enough; how it's distributed proves crucial.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): Education Week. 6/6/2018, Vol. 37 Issue 34, p22-1. 2p.

Abstract: The article discusses a position among some school finance experts that suggests states should spend education funding based on need to support low-income schools.

Decentralizing dollars under school-based management: Have policies changed?

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Educational Policy. Mar1992, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p35. 20p. 3 Charts.

Abstract: Reports on budgeting policies in five large urban school districts that have adopted school-based management to characterize the extent to which dollars have been decentralized along with decision-making responsibility and authority. Difficulty in alte...