Author

Marguerite Roza

    Author Website: http://edunomicslab.org/


    Author Bio:
    Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is the Director of the Edunomics Lab and Research Professor at Georgetown University. 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 in the education system. She has led projects including the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid Response Paper Series. More recently she served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Articles

Training School Leaders to Spend Wisely

Many are underprepared for the big job of allocating education dollars

Funding Phantom Students

State leaders too often overlook a common practice that inhibits both efficiency and productivity: funding students who do not actually attend school in funded districts.

SUMMER 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 3

Breaking Down School Budgets

Following the dollars into the classroom

Summer 2009 / Vol. 9, No. 3

Do Districts Fund Schools Fairly?

In Texas, differences are larger within districts than between

Fall 2007 / Vol. 7, No. 4

Blog Posts/Multimedia

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.

02/20/2019

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.

04/12/2018

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.

05/18/2017

With New Data, School Finance is Coming Out of the Dark Ages

A sleeper provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will serve up a motherlode of never-before-available school-level financial data.

04/11/2017

Productivity is sometimes seen as a dirty word in education. But it doesn’t have to be.

How is a school system supposed to improve productivity when so much of what matters can’t be centrally managed and scaled across schools?

03/02/2016

What Should States Do About School Districts In Financial Trouble?

Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.

08/17/2015

To Survive, Charters Can’t Ignore the Bottom Line

When it comes to the effectiveness of their staffs, the alignment of their activities, their focus, and their culture, charter leaders innovate. When it comes to their finances, however, they don’t.

06/26/2012
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