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Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is a Research Professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Edunomics Lab, a research center focused on exploring and modeling education finance policy and practice. She also leads the McCourt School of Public Policy's Certificate in Education Finance, which equips participants with practical skills in strategic fiscal management, policy analysis, and leadership. Dr. Roza's research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in the area of education finance. Recent research traces the effects of fiscal policies at the federal, state, and district levels for their implications on resources at school and classroom levels. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels of the education system. She led the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid Response Paper Series, and served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Maintenance of Equity: A New Provision with Big Implications for District Budgeting

An expansive interpretation could have unintended consequences
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Let schools, not district offices, decide how to spend some federal aid

Pushing dollars directly to individual schools would increase transparency, public engagement
President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021.

With Federal Relief Dollars on the Way, Districts Face Big Decisions

Reduce class sizes, lengthen the school year, provide tutoring—or let principals decide?
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When it Comes to School Funds, Hold-Harmless Provisions Aren’t “Harmless”

Funding crunch is a chance to revise, remove arcane, inequitable grandfather clauses

Training School Leaders to Spend Wisely

Many are underprepared for the big job of allocating education dollars

Dear Districts: These Are the Glory Days. Are You Ready for Tomorrow’s Financial Pain?

Just like the years leading up to 2008, the last few years have yielded stronger growth in funds for schooling. And just like in 2008, there are signs of trouble ahead.

Let’s Not Miss the Opportunity In Weighted Student Funding Pilot

ESSA gives school districts the opportunity to change the way they leverage federal dollars to support disadvantaged students.

The Challenge of Paying for a New Kind of Learning

Completion-based funding policies could be an easy sell to state lawmakers, but they’re a short-sighted, and ultimately self-defeating, approach.

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