New ESSA Provision Aims to Boost School Funding Transparency

Where do the billions of dollars allocated for K-12 education in the United States each year actually end up?

A new mandate borne of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to answer this question by requiring the addition of state-by-state data points to each state’s annual report card. With this improved insight, parents, teachers, policymakers, and other interested parties will theoretically be able to more accurately "follow the money." 

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