Public schools in Indiana spent an estimated $11.1 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.6 percent decrease in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.
The number of youths in foster care in Iowa at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 6,249, a 5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Indiana is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Public schools in Iowa spent $12,734 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 26th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.
Iowa residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 8.2 percent of the state’s population, the sixth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.
Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Iowa number 80, the 14th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.