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Getting Lost While Trying to Follow the Money: Special Education Finance in Charter Schools

November 2, 2015

Tracking the special education dollars that support services for students with disabilities attending public schools is complicated; attempting to track the funds to autonomous public charter schools is even more so. Public schools -- traditional and charter alike -- receive their operating revenues from three primary sources: local property taxes, state per-pupil allocations, and federal categorical-aid programs. The aggregate resources available to provide services to students with disabilities in public schools is a function of both 1) funding available to public schools generally, and 2) funding designated to support special education and related services in particular.Understanding how dollars flow to charter schools requires consideration of multiple and overlapping federal, state, and local district formulas and policies, and understanding how state policymakers have retrofitted these policies and procedures to include autonomous charter schools

Case Studies of Grantmaker Associations Around the World: A Case Study of a Multinational Association

January 1, 2002

This article explains what the European Foundation centre is, and the issues and challenges it faces. It further deals wit how EFC connects with development inititaives in other parts of the world, including Africa.