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financial data, funding education

Series Title

Office for Education Policy

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Volume 03 Issue 06


Over the last two years, Arkansas’ education funding system has undergone a variety of changes. Despite the news coverage and public attention over education funding, there remains general confusion around the state about school spending. We have produced periodic briefs to help explain the changes; however, we believe that a straightforward question and answer style brief could be helpful in sifting through the various documents about education spending in Arkansas. Four specific questions seem to be discussed consistently regarding education funding: • How much money has been allocated for education in Arkansas? • How has education funding changed over the last 5 years? • How is education funding spent in schools? • What is Arkansas’ school funding formula?