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Definitions: Per-pupil educational expenditures adjusted for regional cost differences using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Geographic Cost of Education Index.
Beginning with 2006 data, the NCES Comparable Wage Index is used. Also, beginning with 2005 data, the U.S. average is calculated using an average of the states’ averages. For years prior, the U.S. average is calculated using a grand mean; which is the mean of the means of several state subsamples.
Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education accessed through http://www.edcounts.org/createtable/step1.php.
Updated May 2013.
N.A. – Data not available.
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.
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