Class sizes, teacher salaries and per-student spending: How D.C.-area schools stack up

I didn’t realize that Prince George’s County had some of the smallest class sizes in the region.

Arlington Public Schools will outspend its counterparts in the Washington suburbs by at least $1,500 per student this year, with per-student spending above $19,000, and Prince William County schools have the largest class sizes in the region.

Those are two of the findings in a recently released report that compared 11 area school systems in Maryland and Virginia, examining everything from test scores to teacher pay. The report, from the Washington Area Boards of Education, is based on data collected from surveys of school officials. It offers a glimpse into how school systems measure up when it comes to finances and performance.

Arlington Public Schools will outspend its counterparts in the Washington suburbs by at least $1,500 per student this year, with per-student spending above $19,000, and Prince William County schools have the largest class sizes in the region.

Those are two of the findings in a recently released report that compared 11 area school systems in Maryland and Virginia, examining everything from test scores to teacher pay. The report, from the Washington Area Boards of Education, is based on data collected from surveys of school officials. It offers a glimpse into how school systems measure up when it comes to finances and performance.

Read the Full Washington Post Article – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2015/01/07/class-sizes-and-per-student-spending-how-d-c-area-schools-stack-up/

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