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Existing Federal Provisions Can – If Given Appropriate Attention – Advance Within-District Financial Equity

2022-08-02T21:04:16+00:00

Four existing federal provisions have potential, if made a priority, to work together to foster within-district financial equity, write Marguerite Roza and Hannah Jarmolowski.


Existing Federal Provisions Can – If Given Appropriate Attention – Advance Within-District Financial Equity2022-08-02T21:04:16+00:00

Engaging principals in school-level financial data to boost student achievement

2021-05-03T23:45:10+00:00

During the Council of Great City School's fall conference in 2019, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and Edunomics Lab shared insights using school-by-schools spending data and a framework for engaging school leaders in leveraging dollars for the greatest outcomes possible.


Engaging principals in school-level financial data to boost student achievement2021-05-03T23:45:10+00:00

A Guide for SEA-led Resource Allocation Reviews. Appendix 1: Sample Data Report

2020-08-03T20:29:11+00:00

Resource allocation reviews (RARs) in districts that serve low-performing schools offer a new opportunity to examine the connection between resource allocation and academic outcomes. This sample data report is an example of what state leaders can assemble and share with district leaders.


A Guide for SEA-led Resource Allocation Reviews. Appendix 1: Sample Data Report2020-08-03T20:29:11+00:00

Student Based Allocation District Collaborative Meeting

2020-04-08T22:35:07+00:00

Edunomics Lab hosts a monthly virtual meeting of district finance leaders to share knowledge and solve challenges around student-based allocation practice and collectively produce research that districts need and want. These resources are from an in-person convening of the SBA Network plus other districts interested in learning more.


Student Based Allocation District Collaborative Meeting2020-04-08T22:35:07+00:00

Financial Transparency & Equity

2020-04-17T03:18:55+00:00

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to collect and report per-pupil expenditures down to the school level. These four videos may help state education agencies better understand the equity implications of financial transparency as they define and tackle their own financial transparency goals.


Financial Transparency & Equity2020-04-17T03:18:55+00:00

School-level spending: Financial transparency coming to every community in 2018

2020-04-17T03:19:54+00:00

At the Education Writers Association National Seminar on June 2nd, hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Marguerite Roza presented on new school spending reports emerging under the federal ESSA financial transparency requirement.


School-level spending: Financial transparency coming to every community in 20182020-04-17T03:19:54+00:00

New Era of School Finance

2020-04-08T22:36:53+00:00

In 2016 we convened leading authorities to discuss the complexities of education finance in light of the new Every Student Succeeds Act. Watch Marguerite Roza’s research presentation, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s keynote, and an expert panel discussion of the shifting roles in education finance decisions.


New Era of School Finance2020-04-08T22:36:53+00:00

Meeting the ESSA Financial Transparency Reporting Requirement

2020-04-08T22:38:15+00:00

On February 9, 2017 nearly 100 state and district leaders representing 36 states met in Washington, D.C. to explore the opportunities and work ahead to meet the financial transparency reporting requirement in ESSA.  Available presentations are linked.


Meeting the ESSA Financial Transparency Reporting Requirement2020-04-08T22:38:15+00:00

The Smart Money:  Designing a school budget to get the most for your school dollar

2020-04-17T03:22:09+00:00

In this hands-on workshop presented at NAIS national conference in March 2017 school leaders dove into the math of school resource allocation. Dr. Roza shared innovative financial strategies and how leaders could apply the concepts to their own school context.


The Smart Money:  Designing a school budget to get the most for your school dollar2020-04-17T03:22:09+00:00

Building SEA Productivity

2020-03-17T00:08:37+00:00

In this presentation state education chiefs heard about a basic framework for leading the productivity challenge that includes building a productivity data infrastructure, prioritizing flexibility, aligning funds with students, incentivizing innovation, and leading the change.


Building SEA Productivity2020-03-17T00:08:37+00:00

How much money follows the student in WSF (aka SBA) districts?

2020-03-17T00:57:38+00:00

In this presentation at the annual Association for Education Finance and Policy conference, we share our findings that the percent of total funds allocated via student based allocation (%SBA) ranges from a low of 23 percent to a high of 45 percent among ten urban school districts studied.


How much money follows the student in WSF (aka SBA) districts?2020-03-17T00:57:38+00:00

Rethinking Class Size to Expand Access to Best Teachers and Raise Pay

2020-04-08T22:38:55+00:00

In this presentation at the annual Association for Education Finance and Policy conference, we share our exploration and cost modeling of cost-neutral options to raise teacher pay and give more students access to the best teachers.


Rethinking Class Size to Expand Access to Best Teachers and Raise Pay2020-04-08T22:38:55+00:00

Taking Off the Heat

2020-04-08T22:39:36+00:00

On January 29, 2014 Marguerite Roza shared risks and rewards that emerge when districts “decentralize” engagement around financial decisions to the school level with Portfolio School District Network members in Houston, TX.


Taking Off the Heat2020-04-08T22:39:36+00:00

Options for NY State in an Era of Constrained Resources

2020-03-17T05:19:25+00:00

At a public symposium of the NY Education Reform Commission, Marguerite Roza presented on "Maximizing Resources for Student and School Success."


Options for NY State in an Era of Constrained Resources2020-03-17T05:19:25+00:00

Rethinking State Education Finance Toward Greater Productivity

2020-03-16T16:05:15+00:00

This presentation framed how state legislators might think differently about their investment in education to maximize scarce state dollars and improve student achievement.


Rethinking State Education Finance Toward Greater Productivity2020-03-16T16:05:15+00:00