A Segregated Connecticut
Connecticut is divided into 169 towns largely separated by race and wealth. Discover what this division means for the state and its communities.
Role of Property Taxes
Explore how Connecticut's property tax system plays a critical role in funding public schools, and creating funding disparities.
Segregation & Education
Learn how Connecticut's segregated communities have led to segregated school districts and inequitable funding.
District & School Spending
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Breakdown of Spending
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Spending & Performance
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How Connecticut Funds Education
Discover how money flows through Connecticut's different funding formulas.
Learn about the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula and how it's used to distribute state education funding.
ECS Formula Interactive Tool
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Current Year Funding
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Aug 31, 2022
This data spreadsheet from the Connecticut State Department of Education, which spans from the 2011-12 school year to the 2022-23 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 2022-23 school year.
Jul 10, 2022
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.
Aug 2, 2021
This document from the General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis provides a brief glance at the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula, particularly its funding and funding dedicated for Alliance Districts.
Dec 20, 2017
Research report from the Connecticut General Assembly's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research that describes the changes made in Conn. Acts 17-2 (June Special Session) to the formula for the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant.
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