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Follow the Money

Follow the Money

Beginning in 2015, the Community Center for Education Results, in collaboration with several Road Map Project partner organizations, contracted with Third Sector Intelligence, a consulting company, to analyze and review basic education funding in Washington State. The goals of the analysis, often called “Follow the Money,” are to share basic knowledge of education funding in our State, understand what new State education investments specifically mean for Road Map districts, bring to light the inequity of funding basic education using local levies and help inform advocates about ways they can encourage districts to invest in opportunity gap-closing strategies.

Several learning sessions were held to discuss this analysis, and due to the popularity of those sessions and great interest in this analysis, CCER has re-engaged Third Sector Intelligence in another contract to continue these presentations and also produce a memo describing how the state’s education funding and allocation system takes poverty into account (available below). We have a goal of sharing this information with more audiences, especially parents and community members. Through this new contract a webinar version of the presentation will be produced that can also be shared widely. Please monitor the Events page and the ERN newsletter for notification when these sessions are scheduled.

You can view the current Follow the Money presentation below. We will post the webinar of the presentation here as soon as it is available.

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2016 Follow the Money Presentation (PDF)

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2017 Poverty as a Factor in K-12 Funding Memo (PDF)


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