PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2021-2022

PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2021-2022 covers ongoing trends in elementary and secondary education funding and policy that companies selling programs and services to schools can use to inform their product planning. The report also provides information on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted funding and led schools to accelerate digital transformation.



  • Introduction
  • Policy & Funding History
  • Policy & Funding in the ESSA Era
    • Funding
  • Biden on Education When Candidate
  • Reopening Schools: A New Policy Area
  • Annual Exams Required, Some Flexibility
  • Federal Funding Continues to Rise
    • Table Education Department Appropriations, FY2019-FY2021 (selected K-12, $ in millions)
    • Pandemic Leads to CARES Act
    • Rethink K-12 Part of CARES Act
    • More Funding from Second Stimulus
      • Table Selected Approved Rethink K-12 Education State Plan Highlights, 2020
    • American Rescue Plan Provides Another Wave of K-12 Funding
      • Table COVID-19 Relief Education Funding ($ in billions)
  • Title I's 50 Largest Allocations
    • Table 50 Largest Title I Allocations to LEAs, FY2019 ($ in thousands)
  • Support for Classroom Connectivity
    • Table E-Rate Applicants Value the Program
    • Moving the Bar on Connectivity Needs
    • Connectivity for Homes as Well as Schools
    • E-rate to Support Cybersecurity
  • Trends Winning Federal & State Support
    • Promoting the Switch to Digital
    • Computer Science Moving from Elective to Requirement
      • Table States with State Plan for Computer Science Education
      • High Schools Teaching Computer Science
        • Table States that Require High Schools to Offer Computer Science Education
    • School Climate Earns More Consideration
    • Career and Technical Education Booms
      • Table Selected Approved Perkins Career & Technical Education State Plan Highlights, 2020
    • School Choice Movement Continues
  • State Education Funding Overview
    • Adoption States Influence Market & Offer Opportunities
  • Per-Pupil Funding Varies by State & District
    • Table Per Pupil Funding by State, FY 2018
    • Inequities in District-Level Funding
      • Table 20 Largest School Districts & Per-Pupil Spending, FY2018
  • Fiscal 2021 Budgets Approved Amid Change
    • Table Select States with FY2021 K-12 Initiatives or Funding Changes & 2020 Approval Dates
  • For FY 2022, K-12 Support Takes New Forms
    • New York
    • California
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • Pennsylvania
    • Georgia
    • Michigan
    • Texas

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