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April/May 2021

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State's Per-Pupil Funding Inches Up California ranks 38th in per-pupil funding, according to Education Week's Quality Counts 2020 report, based on 2017 data (the most recent available) adjusted for regional cost-of-living differences. That is $2,434 below the national average, and far below what the top 10 states spend. Nevertheless, it's a gain over the previous year 's ranking of 39, and the best ranking for the Golden State in 10 years. New figures will be available this summer. State Per-pupil expenditures (PPE), adjusted for regional cost differences (2017) Rank Vermont $22,506 1 New York $20,082 2 Connecticut $18,668 3 Alaska $18,493 4 Wyoming $18,221 5 New Jersey $17,707 6 Maine $17,464 7 District of Columbia $17,437 8 New Hampshire $17,057 9 Pennsylvania $16,506 10 National Average $13,301 California $10,867 38 Stand! The Power of Collective Action Celebrate International Workers' Day, May 1, by watching Stand! on video on demand. The movie musical, set in 1919, is based on the Winnipeg general strike, and tells the story of an immigrant Romeo and Juliet battling for love and a better life in a time of social upheaval. A movement develops where they and other workers leave their jobs in protest, highlighting the value of fighting for human rights and social justice. Stand! is union-made and deals with union issues that continue to be relevant and timely. What more do you need to know? Watch the trailer at Get Your Guide CTA's Instruction and Professional Development Department has created a new guide, "An Overview: Distance and Hybrid Teaching Practices." Find a practical, classroom-level review of distance and hybrid instructional practices for all educators, plus many useful resources. Download your copy at 12 In the Know N E W S & N O T E S

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