Parton: School-Level Spending Data Is Coming Under ESSA. Here Are 5 Things States Must Focus on When Creating Their New Report Cards

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Parton: School-Level Spending Data Is Coming Under ESSA. Here Are 5 Things States Must Focus on When Creating Their New Report Cards

This school-level spending data, from the 2017-18 school year, is required on states’ next report cards, which — based on when states published this year’s — could come out anywhere between August and January. But including this information leads to more questions than answers.

In this analysis piece for The 74, DQC’s Director of Policy and Advocacy Brennan McMahon Parton identifies five things states should keep in mind as they prepare to include school-level spending data in report cards for the first time.