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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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Press inquiries can be e-mailed to Professor Bruce Baker: bruce.baker@gse.rutgers.edu

Questions or comments about SFID products can be e-mailed to Matthew Di Carlo: mdicarlo@ashankerinst.org

Latest News

NEW RELEASE: SECOND EDITION OF DISTRICT COST DATABASE

February 2022: Evaluate K-12 funding adequacy for 12,000 districts between 2009-19. Download the full dataset or see results for your district with the DCD data visualization tool.

Latest Annual Report

The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems (fourth edition)

The fourth edition of our annual report presenting findings on effort, adequacy, and progressivity in state school finance systems. Published December 2021. Read the report.

Latest Research Briefs

Ensuring Adequate Education Funding For All: A New Federal Foundation Aid Formula

A proposal for and simulation of a new “foundation aid formula” approach to federal K-12 education funding. Published September 2022. Read the report.