Because the state has not updated its education funding formula to reflect districts' real health insurance and special education costs, the amount of aid being provided to cover those costs is too small. To compensate, many districts end up using money that would otherwise have supported core education programs—including Regular Ed. Teachers, Materials & Technology, and Professional Development. When you click on a district from the list at right, you can see exactly how its actual spending in these areas compares to the amount that the foundation budget deems appropriate. Dark red dots on the map refer to the lowest-wealth districts, and dark blue dots to the highest-wealth districts. Hovering your mouse over any one dot reveals the district's name and the wealth quintile to which it belongs. You can also explore education spending by wealth.

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