PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020

Published: March 1, 2019 - 33 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Policy and Funding
  • Education Evolution
  • Trump Education Plans
  • ESSA Era Advances
    • Table Key Points in ESSA Plans Approved in the Second Half of 2018
  • Federal Funding Rises
    • Table Education Department Appropriations, FY2017-FY2019 (selected K-12 categories, $ in millions)
  • Federal Fiscal 2020 Funding TBD
  • E-Rate Supports Classroom Connectivity
    • Impact of E-Rate for Schools and Students
      • Table Impact of E-Rate, 2018
  • State Education Policy Impact
  • Trends in State Initiatives
    • Promoting the Switch to Digital
      • Table States with Digital Learning Plans
      • Table States with a Resource Repository
    • Rising Interest in Civics Education
    • Cursive Writing Rebounds
    • Career and Technical Education Booms
    • Cybersecurity and Student Data Privacy
  • State Education Funding Overview
    • Table Per Pupil Funding by State, FY 2016
    • Table Top 10 School Districts by Current Spending Per Pupil, FY 2016
  • Fiscal 2019 Budgets Support K-12
    • Table States with Approved FY 2019 K-12 Funding Increases
  • Opportunities Coming Across the States
    • California: Large State, Large Opportunity
    • Texas: Two Budgets to Be Reconciled
    • Florida in Flux
    • Funding Increases Proposed in IL, NY & PA
    • Waiting for Fiscal 2020 State Budget Approvals


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PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020

PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020 provides information and analysis on K-12 funding and policy in the U.S. The report includes the most recent information available on federal funding for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. There also is data on education dollars provided by the states, including per-pupil funding.

Additionally, the report provides information on education policy at the federal and state levels. The impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the education policies of the Trump administration, as well as trends seen across state-level initiatives, are detailed. Trends covered include the switch from print to digital instructional resources, the interest in career and technical education, the rebirth of civics education and the resurgence in cursive instruction.

A main source of the compiled data is the U.S. Department of Education with additional data from state education departments and state government websites. Other trusted, third-party sources tapped for information include the Consortium on School Networking, the Education SuperHighway, the Education Commission of the States, the Gallup Poll, the National Association of State Budget Officers, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Software & Information Industry Association, the State Educational Technology Directors Association and the U.S. Census Bureau.

The information and analysis contained in this report will help developers and marketers of instructional technology, educational content and school services learn more about the current state of K-12 policy and funding, so they can sharpen the focus of their product planning.

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