Results-based funding bypasses vulnerable students. See related stories here

| October 4, 2017

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

The nearly $40 million sought by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and approved by the Legislature last spring to reward certain public schools for their academic outcomes began flowing this month. An analysis shows that most schools that received that funding are in Maricopa and Pima counties, serve mainly white students and serve few students with disabilities or who are learning English. A minority of students in the schools that received awards are from low-income families. A disproportionate number of the schools receiving awards are charters.

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