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A Segregated Connecticut
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Dec 4, 2023
This infographic from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis illustrates the workings of the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. The ECS formula is the method the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local and regional public school districts.
Sep 20, 2023
This data spreadsheet from the Connecticut State Department of Education, which spans from the 2011-12 school year to the 2023-24 school year, breaks down each Connecticut town's Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant by the Alliance District and non-Alliance District portion. Alliance Districts, which are 36 of the lowest-performing local public school districts in the state, receive increased ECS funding "to support district strategies to dramatically increase student outcomes and close achievement gaps."
Current and historic Education Cost Sharing (ECS) entitlements to Connecticut public school districts. The data, from the Connecticut State Department of Education, spans from the 2000-01 school year to the 2023-24 school year.
Jul 1, 2023
These files, from the Connecticut State Department of Education, detail the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR) for each town. All Connecticut towns have a MBR that — with some exceptions — they must adhere to in providing funding to their local school districts. According to the MBR, a town may not budget less for education than it did in the previous fiscal year, unless it can demonstrate specific achievements or changes within the town’s local school district.
Apr 5, 2023
The Condition of Education in Connecticut is the Connecticut State Department of Education’s yearly status report on public education in the state. The report presents indicators that describe the progress of the public education system, the characteristics of its students and educators, and the resources expended. The report also incorporates key indicators around student engagement and student readiness for college and careers.
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