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The School Finance Indicators Database is a project by researchers at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick, N.J.

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Latest News


October 2020: One page profiles summarizing the adequacy and fairness of school finance systems for 50 states and D.C. Download your state’s profile

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

The second edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database for School Year 2016-2017. Released February 2020. Download the report.

Latest Research Briefs

School Finance and Teacher Pay Competitiveness

An analysis of the relationship between teacher/non-teacher wage gaps and state school finance systems. Released July 2019. Download the brief.