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Investing for Student Success: Lessons from Systemic Approaches to School Finance Reform

Report originally published April 9, 2019


After initial publication, the following changes were made. All online versions of this report were changed. This update was published on July 25, 2019.

  • p. iv, second paragraph of the Executive Summary, the second sentence was revised. It was changed from “As a result, by every measure of qualifications, students in low-wealth districts, who are frequently students from low-income families, typically have the fewest resources, including less-qualified teachers, poorer curriculum, larger classes, and fewer materials for learning.” to “ As a result, students in low-wealth districts, who are frequently students from low-income families, typically have the fewest resources, including less-qualified teachers, poorer curriculum, larger classes, and fewer materials for learning."
  • p. iv, seventh paragraph of the Executive Summary, the third sentence was revised. It was changed from “As of 2015, the most recent nationwide data available showed that 29 states had not yet returned to pre-2008 levels in their state and local education funding.” to “As of 2016 (the most recent nationwide data available), 24 states had not yet returned to pre-2008 levels in their state and local education funding.”
  • p. 1, third paragraph, first sentence, Endnote 3 was moved from following “teachers” to following “experience.”
  • p. 5, first paragraph, the third sentence was revised. It was changed from “As of 2015, the most recent nationwide data available showed that 29 states had not yet returned to pre-2008 levels in their state and local education funding.” to “As of 2016 (the most recent nationwide data available), 24 states had not yet returned to pre-2008 levels in their state and local education funding.”
  • p. 27, Endnote 15 was changed from “Leachman, M., Masterson, K., & Figueroa, E. (2017). A punishing decade for school funding. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. https://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/11-29-17sfp.pdf.” to “Leachman, M. (2018). New census data show persistent state school funding cuts. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. https://www.cbpp.org/blog/new-census-data-show-persistent-state-school-funding-cuts.”