Getting Down to Dollars and Cents

Larry Miller, Betheny Gross and Monica Ouijdani

This report provides a critical foundation for the delivery of student-centered learning by exploring three questions:
 1) How is student-centered learning delivered?,
 2) What publications are needed to implement student-centered learning?,
 3) How does district spending on student-centered learning compare with spending on traditional schools?
Findings show that the implementation of student-centered approaches can be tailored and affordable for districts, schools and taxpayers alike.

Although the findings from this study cannot be generalized to all student-centered learning schools, the analysis reveals some consistent patterns in spending and offers valuable insights into potential factors that drive spending in these schools.