New school information!

Great new site put together by Standard &Poor’s.
The has the story .
The site not only shows how schools’ and districts’ test scores compare to their neighbors, but it gives results for
particular minority groups and illustrates the different ways that districts spend tax dollars. One part of the Web site allows residents concerned about how
money is spent to see what portion of new revenue coming into each district is spent on instruction, and what portion is not.

“SchoolMatters will provide the kind of advanced analytical tool that education leaders need to help them
make the very difficult decisions they face,” said Tom Houlihan, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, one of the sponsors of the site.

Interestingly, Crozet Elementary did less well than Paul H. Cale Elementary, which is reported to be scheduled for expansion. seems to be the start of a great resource. Once I poke around some more, I’ll post a further report.

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