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50-State Comparison: K-12 and Special Education Funding (Education Commission of the States)

Aug 13, 2021

This 50-state comparison from the Education Commission of the States looks at how each state allocates K-12 and special education funding to school districts. The comparison includes a look at each state's primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student enrollment counts, and information about funding for special education, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students, gifted and talented students, and small schools.


Fischer, A., Duncombe, C., & Syverson, E. (2021). 50-State Comparison: K-12 and Special Education Funding. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. Retrieved from


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