A View from the Classroom: What Teachers Can Tell Philanthropy About the Needs of Schools

What can over a million teachers tell us about the needs of schools? This report digs into the data from 1.8 million teacher requests on the crowdfunding site DonorsChoose to tell the story from inside today's classrooms. We feel this data provides a roadmap for funders seeking to support students directly, but also for funders seeking broader reform of U.S. education policy and systems.

Design Principles for a New School Funding Formula in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, CT -- A number of Connecticut’s leading education organizations -- the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) have agreed to a set of design principles for the development of a new school funding formula that supports student learning. These guiding principles were developed with Professor Ken Wong, of Brown University and with the assistance of the independent, nonpartisan Connecticut School Finance Project.

Funding Formula Guidebook

The Connecticut School Finance Project's new release, Funding Formula Guidebook, is a comprehensive guidebook that examines the components of an equitable school finance system and how Connecticut can achieve fair funding for its more than 540,000 public school students.