Friday, September 07, 2007

Tighter Link Sought Between Spending, Achievement in N.Y.

By Michele McNeil / EdWeek
September 4, 2007

As states look for ways to hold school districts accountable for how they use big increases in K-12 funding, New York’s experience may offer a test case in directing the flow of that new money.

Under the state’s ambitious “Contracts for Excellence” program, 55 of New York’s 705 districts will share $430 million in extra aid this school year, but are required to file detailed plans that limit the spending to five strategies intended to raise student achievement.

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