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PreK-12 Budget & Policy Outlook, 2018-2019

PreK-12 Budget & Policy Outlook, 2018-2019

PreK-12 Budget & Policy Outlook, 2018-2019 provides authoritative insights on K-12 educational policy changes and funding trends at the federal and state levels. The report explains the impact of the Trump administration’s education policies and how the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act will change the priorities of school districts.

The report explores a variety of key issues including a growing interest in personalized learning, improving achievement among low-performing students and providing professional development. The report also includes an overview of Title I’s 50 largest allocations and the E-Rate program, which has funneled billions of dollars to K-12 schools and public libraries, particularly in rural and low-income urban areas.

Per pupil funding by state is also provided along with a discussion of state education funding and regional differences in state tax revenue. The report concludes with a look at future budget outlooks and states that have proposed fiscal 2019 K-12 funding increases.

Funding, and the policies that drive its allocation, are an important consideration for providers of classroom technology, instructional materials and educational services as they market their current products and plan future offerings.

Written by long-time experts in education market research, PreK-12 Budget & Policy Outlook, 2018-2019 is full of insights, data and analysis to help vendors of school resources and services better understand the shifting education industry landscape.


  • Introduction
    • Policy and Funding
  • Long National Debate on Education
  • ESSA Era Advances
    • Table ESSA Plans Show Interest in Personalized Learning
    • Table Key Goals in ESSA Plans Approved in 2017
    • Table Key Goals in ESSA Plans Approved in Q1 2018
    • Plans Approved, but Questions Persist
    • Trump Changes in Year One
  • Federal Funding on the Rise
    • Table Education Department Appropriations FY2017-FY2019 P (selected K-12 categories, $ in millions)
    • Funding for Fiscal 2019 TBD
  • Title I's 50 Largest Allocations
    • Table 50 Largest Title I Allocations to LEAs, FY 2017 ($ in thousands)
  • E-Rate Supports Classroom Connectivity
    • Table E-Rate At-A-Glance
  • State Education Policy Trends
    • Table 2017 Legislation Addresses Data and Privacy Issues
  • State Education Funding
    • Table Per Pupil Funding by State, 2015
    • Table Percent Change in Per-Pupil Spending, 2010-2015
  • Fiscal 2019 Proposed Budgets Support K-12
    • Table States with Proposed Fiscal 2019 K-12 Funding Increases

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