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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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January 2021: Read the annual report, view individual state profiles, and download the full dataset.

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

The third edition of our annual report presenting findings from the School Finance Indicators Database. Released January 2021. Download the report.

Latest Research Briefs

State School Finance Profiles 2017-18

One-page profiles of effort, adequacy, and progressivity in the school finance systems of all 50 states and D.C. Download your state’s profile.