The fourth annual McCourt School of Public Policy LEAD (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.) Conference, A New Era in School Finance: Leveraging dollars to do the most for students in the new ESSA education climate, was be held at Georgetown University on April 18, 2016.
A new, emerging education landscape will have big implications for how the nation’s $600 billion in public funding is deployed for K-12 education. The recent signing of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) spells significant shifts in roles and responsibilities for all levels of education governance, particularly around accountability for spending. Layer onto these changes renewed calls for greater equity. Meanwhile, some state leaders are demanding schools get more productive with the dollars at hand, looking at ways technology, personalized learning, school schedules and school staffing can be leveraged to do more for students.
Building on research by Edunomics Lab and the new federal K-12 territory outlined in ESSA, this spring’s McCourt School’s LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.) will examine how leadership roles at each level of education governance – federal, state, district and school – will be affected by the shifting governance climate and explore the impact to school finance.
Support for this event was provided by EduWonks, EduWonks is Georgetown’s premier education policy student organization.
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