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Research on Public Education

Policy Briefs and Studies

American Institutes for Research: Educational Equity, Adequacy, and Equal Opportunity in the Commonwealth: An Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s School Finance System

Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics: 

Education Law Center: 

Education Law Center (PA): Five Key Questions about the State Agenda for Public Education

Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Money Matters: How increased supports improve education

The Education Trust: Funding Gaps 2015: Too Many State Still Spend Less on Education Students Who Need the Most

National Bureau of Economic Research:

National Center for Education Statistics:  The Condition of Education 2015 at a Glance

Public Interest Law Center: Analysis of 2015 School Funding Impact Plans: The Graveyard of a Lost Year of Pennsylvania Education

RAND Corporation: The Economic Impact of Achievement Gaps in Pennsylvania’s Public Schools

Public Opinion Polls

Franklin & Marshall: Survey of Pennsylvanians Summary of Findings  

Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics: Wolf Agenda and 2016 Presidential Election


The Campaign for Fair Education Funding: Lifting All Students: Why Pennsylvania Must Act Now to Fairly Fund Public Education and Secure Our Future (September 2015)

EdBuild: Fault Lines: America’s Most Segregated School District Borders

ReadyNation: Equitable School Funding – A Must for Pennsylvania’s Economic Competitiveness Press Release on Report

Youth United for Change: Realizing Our Potential: Building Power to Win the School Resources We Deserve

School Surveys


PSBA: Districts statewide share how the budget impasse has impacted them and their students


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