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Special education cross-subsidy: Where has it grown the fastest?

The amount of general ed funding used for special-needs students is on the rise, but the growth hasn’t been even.

The map below shows how special education cross-subsidies have changed in Minnesota school districts between 2004 and 2011. The darker the shade of a district, the greater percentage increase in per WADM (Weighted Average Daily Membership) cross-subsidy it saw between these years. Hover your mouse over the districts to see the percentage change and the amount of their 2004 and 2011 per WADM cross-subsidies.


Data from the Minnesota Department of Education Cross Subsidy Reports.2004 [XLSX]. 2011 [XLS]. City icon by RémyMédard, from The Noun Project. Code, techniques, and data on Github.