Putting Dollars Where They Matter
A reform that prioritizes each student’s learning by funding education in a way that is equitable, transparent and promotes local empowerment and choice.
The way states fund student education can support forward-looking solutions or thwart progress with archaic and obsolete constraints. In many states, outdated funding formulas force districts to focus on inputs rather than the unique needs of each child. On the other hand, student-centered funding formulas are fair, transparent and promote local empowerment and choice.
ExcelinEd supports student-centered funding that prioritizes each child’s learning, where all students receive base funding—with additional amounts depending on student characteristics—and spending follows the child.
- Video: How Should We Fund Education?
- Video: Making the Switch to Student-Funded Education
- Policy Playbook: Student-Centered Funding for Districts
Through May 2017, ExcelinEd has engaged in 12 states and passed or improved policies in five states on Education Funding Reform.
- Read a quick overview on the College Board Partnership
- Read a quick overview on the Florida School Recognition Program
- Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement Model Legislation
- The School Recognition Program Model Legislation 2014
- Partnership for Traditionally Underrepresented Student Achievement Model Legislation
- Industry Certification Model Legislation 2014
- Advanced Placement Incentive Program Model Legislation