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Deregulating School Aid in California: How 10 Districts Responded to Fiscal Flexibility, 2009-2010

May 25, 2011

Based on interviews, examines districts' responses to provisions relaxing spending restrictions on categorical funding, their consequences, factors that shaped budget decisions and any benefits, the role of federal stimulus funds, and policy implications.

Supporting Literacy Across the Sunshine State: A Study of Florida Middle School Reading Coaches

August 28, 2008

Evaluates the implementation of a reading coach program to provide on-site support to teachers in Florida middle schools and its impact on teachers, principals, school climate, and student achievement. Includes literature review and recommended models.

School Finance Systems and Their Responsiveness to Performance Pressures: A Case Study of North Carolina

April 6, 2007

Details the mechanisms of and influences on the state's school finance system, changes caused by increased performance pressures, local officials' views on alternative allocation of resources, and obstacles to linking resources to student learning.

School Finance Systems and Their Responsiveness to Performance Pressures: A Case Study of Texas

March 30, 2007

Details the mechanisms of and influences on the state's school finance system, changes caused by increased performance pressures, local officials' ability to allocate resources as deemed appropriate, and obstacles to linking resources to student learning.