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  • Urban Institute's Education Data Explorer

    The Education Data Explorer from the Urban Institute pulls data from all major federal datasets to allow users to browse school-level, district-level, and college-level data.

  • Alliance District Quick Facts

    This document from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis presents funding information about Connecticut's Alliance Districts, which are the state's 33 lowest-performing districts. In total, the state's Alliance Districts serve over 200,000 students and over 410 schools.

  • 50-State Comparison: K-12 Special Education Funding

    This 50-state comparison from the Education Commission of the States looks at how each state allocates special education funding to school districts. The comparison includes a look at the seven main funding mechanisms states use and provides details on each state's current approach to special education funding.

  • OLR Research Report: Regional Education in Small Towns

    This issue brief from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research looks at Connecticut towns with populations of 1) less than 10,000, 2) between 10,000 and 20,000, and 3) between 20,000 and 30,000, and whether each town is part of a regional school district.

  • OLR Issue Brief: Public Schools of Choice

    This issue brief from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research examines the public schools of choice that Connecticut offers, including charter schools, magnet schools, agricultural science and technology centers (i.e., “vo-ag centers”), and technical high schools.

  • OLR Issue Briefs: Education Cost Sharing Grant Formula

    These issue briefs from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research examine the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, its legislative history, and its basic structure.

  • Office of Fiscal Analysis Infographic: The ECS Formula

    This infographic from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis illustrates the workings of the revised Education Cost Sharing formula, which was passed in October 2017 as part of the bipartisan biennial budget and began being implemented in fiscal year 2019. The ECS formula is the formula the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local public school districts.

  • Office of Fiscal Analysis Fact Sheet: ECS Formula Beginning in Fiscal Year 2019

    This fact sheet from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis details the revised Education Cost Sharing formula, which was passed in October 2017 as part of the bipartisan biennial budget and began being implemented in fiscal year 2019. The ECS formula is the formula the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local public school districts. Under the new formula, a district’s full funding is to be phased in over 10 years.

  • KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

    The KIDS COUNT Data Book has been examining the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children for more than a quarter century. In 2018, the annual study ranked Connecticut seventh in the nation for the overall well-being of its children. The state ranked seventh in children’s health and third in youth education. The report shows approximately 13 percent of Connecticut children live in poverty while 26 percent of the state’s children were part of families in which no parent had secure employment.

  • The Condition of Education in Connecticut

    The Condition of Education in Connecticut is the Connecticut State Department of Education’s yearly status report on public education in the state. The report presents indicators that describe the progress of the public education system, the characteristics of its students and educators, and the resources expended. The report also incorporates key indicators around student engagement and student readiness for college and careers.