Current funding systems are outdated and stifle innovation in classrooms.

more_vert Bigger Borders

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more_vert Frontier

School district borders have power. They matter for school funding, home values, and diversity—and they can be drawn to either narrow or widen opportunity gaps. This fifty-state survey of school district border law provides tools to address these borders head-on in pursuit of educational equity.

more_vert Common Sense and Fairness

State funding formulas drive the distribution of education dollars, and they do much to determine whether funding is adequate, equitable, and supportive of student success. View EdBuild’s model funding formula policies and use this interactive tool to build a state formula.

more_vert stranded

School district consolidations are just one method of alleviating the financial burden districts face with declining enrollment and property values. But will they ever be enough, or is there a more systemic issue at play?

more_vert Making Change

Every policy that increases funding equity, though it improves the overall picture, leaves some voters worse off. This report explores the stories of three states that beat the odds.

more_vert Fault Lines: America's Most Segregated School District Borders

High-poverty school districts enroll half of America's schoolchildren, and often, children in affluent, neighboring districts benefit from greater resources. This report highlights the country’s most segregating borders and considers how this situation has come to pass.

more_vert FundED

FundED is the first interactive web tool to aggregate and standardize information regarding each state’s education funding laws.

more_vert Detroit's Broke, but the System is Broken

Detroit needs a systemic fix. Overhauling state funding may be a starting point.

more_vert Playing the Game and Missing the Point: The Wrong Education Funding Conversation

“How much money we spend on education doesn’t matter; it’s how we’re spending it that’s important.”​ Right?

more_vert Low-Income Communities Suffer the Most as PA’s Budget Stalls

Pennsylvania is currently experiencing an implosion of its education system as schools across the state struggle to keep their doors open.

more_vert Misleading Attacks Distract from Real Issues

A new blog is floating around attacking EdBuild and mischaracterizing our work. It's time to set the record straight.​

more_vert Time for a Reboot

The last time most states updated the way they fund schools was in the 80s. A lot has changed since then.​

more_vert What About My District?

​Our recent map used poverty data instead of FRL. Learn about the difference in this post.​

more_vert Meet EdBuild

An introduction to EdBuild.