Economic Impact of Head Start in Georgia

Posted On November 21, 2017

CSLF Brief, Publication No. 36, Nov. 21, 2017, Nicholas Warner For more than 50 years, the federal Head Start program has produced short- and long-term economic impacts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 1 million Georgians since its inception. This brief highlights the short-term impacts, including the increased access to early education in rural… more »

Georgia’s Equalization Grant

Posted On May 23, 2017

CSLF Report, Publication No. 35. May 23, 2017, Nicholas Warner This report looks at Georgia’s Equalization Grant, which was introduced as part of the Quality Basic Education Act in 1985 and first funded in 1987. It examines the basics of the grant calculation, as well as discusses the grant’s ability to close the funding gap… more »

The Effect of Start-up Charter Schools on Nearby Property Values

Posted On May 17, 2017

CSLF Report, Publication No. 34. May 5, 2017, Peter Bluestone, David Sjoquist and Nick Warner This is the second in a three-part series of studies commissioned by the State Charter Schools Commission and performed by the Center for State and Local Finance that analyze the economic impact of start-up charter schools on the communities they… more »

Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education: Review of Trends and Policy Implications

Posted On February 7, 2017

CSLF Report, Publication No. 31. Feb. 7, 2017, Ross Rubenstein and Nick Warner ESPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax for education, provides a unique way for districts to substitute current revenues (via a penny sales tax) for debt financing. The authors examine this funding tool in school districts throughout Georgia, outlining trends and… more »