Education by the numbers: Funding, Suspending, Reducing…

  

It's All About the Numbers (02), 2009 by Flickr user fragmented.

In Ohio, school funding from one company could be reduced, sexters in New York City could be suspended, Ohio’s revenue shortfall is still menacing and up to 31 Ohio charter schools could be shuttered. 

Join The CEA Blog as it presents a sampling of facts and figures that pertain to the education world, brought to light during this past week. 

 

8,000,000,000:

Estimated shortfall amount in dollars for Ohio’s 2011-13 biennial budget.

15,000,000:

Dollar amount provided by private foundations to turn around Locke High School, a former LAUSD district school now operated by Green Dot, a Los Angeles-based non-profit EMO.

7,800,000:

Decrease in dollars of personal property tax revenue that would be received from Duke Energy by the Cincinnati City School District. More than 700 school districts, cities and villages would be affected if the company’s tax burden were decreased.

90:

Length of suspension (in days) proposed for students caught “sexting” or “cyber bullying” in New York City schools. This punishment would apply to students who engaged in this behavior even if it occurred off school grounds or outside of the school day.

41:

The number of applications submitted to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for new charter school openings in the state.

40:

The percentage of personal property tax reduction sought by southwest Ohio company Duke Energy. More than 700 school districts, cities and villages would be affected if the company’s tax burden were decreased.

37:

Percentage of school costs funded by the state of Rhode Island.

31:

The number of Ohio charter schools that could potentially be closed at the end of the 2010-2011 school year by ODE if those charters did not meet certain performance requirements on the state report card. Eight of those charters operate in Franklin County.

1:

Gain in years of schooling for men who participate in federally-subsidized school meal programs.

.365:

Gain in years of schooling for women who participate in federally-subsidized school meal programs.

0:

Number of layoffs of teachers in the New York City School system. Up to 4,400 teachers were expected to receive layoff notices. In comparison, the Columbus Education Association has more than 4,700 members.