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School Finance is Coming Out of the Dark Ages

An unprecedented trove of fiscal data is coming our way—let’s make the most of it…

The Challenge of Paying for a New Kind of Learning

Wouldn’t it be great if we had to pay for instruction only when we had…

Paying the Best Teachers to Teach More Students

On top of many policymakers’ wish lists is increased teacher pay. Particular attention also has…

The Equity Problem in Teachers’ Pensions

Research has shown that teachers and salaries are inequitably distributed within school districts, but the…

The Smart Money: Designing A School Budget

In this hands-on workshop presented at NAIS national conference in March 2017 school leaders dove…

A Better Way to Compensate Teachers

By most accounts, teachers aren’t paid enough. On an annual basis, teacher salaries lag…

Keeping Teacher-Pension Debt Under Control

Unfunded pension liabilities for U.S. teachers are massive—nearly $325 billion in 2012—and only one-fifth of…