Current school funding systems are arbitrary and fund similar students differently.

more_vert Common Sense and Fairness

State funding formulas drive the distribution of education dollars, and they do much to determine whether funding is adequate, equitable, and supportive of student success. View EdBuild’s model funding formula policies and use this interactive tool to build a state formula.

more_vert Frontier

School district borders have power. They matter for school funding, home values, and diversity—and they can be drawn to either narrow or widen opportunity gaps. This fifty-state survey of school district border law provides tools to address these borders head-on in pursuit of educational equity.

more_vert Fault Lines: America's Most Segregating School District Borders

The borders of many school districts serve to concentrate poverty in their classrooms and separate their students from resources. This report identifies the borders that create the greatest degree of economic segregation between districts.

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America’s neighborhoods are all too segregated by race and class—and our school district borders mirror, and entrench, these divides.

more_vert FundED

FundED is the first interactive web tool to aggregate and standardize information regarding each state’s education funding laws.

more_vert stranded

The vast majority of states leave school district mergers up to local districts, and even the states that have the power to step in do so only under the direst of circumstances, leaving students stranded in underfunded school systems.

more_vert Building Equity: Fairness in Property Tax Effort for Education

Much of school funding comes from local property taxes. In this report, EdBuild examines whether these taxes are imposed in fair and equitable ways, at rates that match each community's ability to pay.

more_vert Resource Inequality: Shortchanging Students

When state policy falls short and federal oversight fails, students in high-poverty districts see less education funding than their better-off peers.

more_vert Fault Lines: America's Most Segregated School District Borders

High-poverty school districts enroll half of America's schoolchildren, and often, children in affluent, neighboring districts benefit from greater resources. This report highlights the country’s most segregating borders and considers how this situation has come to pass.

more_vert Power in Numbers - Arbitrary Funding

After cost-adjusting, some state formulas still appear arbitrary. Which states are giving drastically different amounts of funding to students of similar need?

more_vert Power in Numbers - Resource Inequality

Once you cost adjust revenue, which states are the most progressive in how they fund education?​

more_vert Power in Numbers - Cost-Adjusted Revenue

How does per pupil revenue across the country stack up after you've cost adjusted for regional differences?

more_vert Playing the Game and Missing the Point: The Wrong Education Funding Conversation

“How much money we spend on education doesn’t matter; it’s how we’re spending it that’s important.”​ Right?

more_vert Misleading Attacks Distract from Real Issues

A new blog is floating around attacking EdBuild and mischaracterizing our work. It's time to set the record straight.​

more_vert Map: 41 States are Shortchanging their Neediest Students

It's no question that low-income students need more resources

more_vert Beware the Consequences of the Burr Title I Amendment

​The amendment may sound nice on the surface, but the consequences could be detrimental for low-income students.​

more_vert What About My District?

​Our recent map used poverty data instead of FRL. Learn about the difference in this post.​

more_vert Meet EdBuild

An introduction to EdBuild.