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Resource Equity in the States

ELC seeks to elevate the urgent need for school funding fairness as a state and national imperative for improving student outcomes and school performance. Crucial to achieving that goal is reframing the school funding debate from a focus on dollars to essential education resources and improved outcomes, while illuminating the capacity and need for states to increase investment in public schools and improve their finance systems. 

To achieve our goal, ELC is developing more in-depth, state specific data and analyses often missing in debates over education finance and school funding reformThese reports will investigate the fairness of current school funding systems and the allocation of resources, especially as it relates to students in poverty.  

This project is funded by the W.K.Kellogg Foundation. 

Focus States: 

Arizona

Georgia 

Nevada

Tennessee

Interactive Tools

Evidence for Advocates:

Investing Additional Resources in Schools Serving Low-Income Students

Tracking State Aid Cuts in the Pandemic