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Per-Student Spending Varies Widely Across United States

In terms of per-student public-school spending, some states invest more than others.

A map compiled by and reviewed by The Huffington Post shows which states spend the most per student. New York tops the list, with average funding per student of $21,168, while Utah comes in last, with average funding per student of $7,388.

A second map displays student achievement by state. While the relationship between per-pupil spending and student achievement is inconsistent, there does appear to be somewhat of a trend toward better achievement in states that invest more in young people.

The maps use federal, state and local data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Article by Celine Provini, EducationWorld Editor

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