The Feasibility of Collecting School-Level Finance Data: An Evaluation of Data from the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) School Year 2014–15

High demand exists for data to analyze the equitable distribution of school funding within and across school districts. In response to this growing demand, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed a new collection of finance data at the … Read More

Why Didn’t Students Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? A Detailed Look

This Statistics in Brief builds on prior NCES publications (Chen, Wu, and Tasoff 2010; Ifill 2016) to provide an updated and detailed look at why students or their parents reported that they did not complete the FAFSA. This report uses … Read More

Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991–2011

Between 1991 and 2011, spending on instructional staff compensation, including salary and benefits, comprised more than half of current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education. During this period, spending on instructional staff compensation increased nationally by $101 billion (54 … Read More

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