Costing Out the Resources Needed to Meet Michigan’s Standards and Requirements
School Finance Research Collaborative 2018 study that determined the true cost to educate a Michigan child.
Business leaders, education experts urge lawmakers to heed SFRC study
June 18, 2020, recording of SFRC media event on COVID-19 and school funding
Support Staff Recommendations to Meet Student Needs
School Finance Research Collaborative recommendations to meet all student needs
Michigan School Finance at the Crossroads: A Quarter Century of State Control
Michigan State University professor David Arsen endorses the Collaborative’s research in this report.
Polling memo: Important school funding issues in Michigan
The School Finance Research Collaborative has produced polling on important school funding issues in Michigan.
Funding Gaps: An Analysis of School Funding Equity Across the U.S. and Within Each State
The Education Trust report finds that states aren't addressing the needs of students living in poverty.
Overview: School Finance Research Collaborative Study
An overview of the School Finance Research Collaborative study and its key findings
School Finance Research Collaborative Study Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on School Finance Research Collaborative adequacy study
Special Education Funding Subcommittee Report
Report focuses on funding special education in Michigan
A Punishing Decade for School Funding
Report: Public school funding on the decline
School Finance 101
Report on public and private school funding in the United States.
Can school finance reforms improve student achievement?
Washington Center for Equitable Growth report on school funding reform.
Upjohn Institute: The Road Toward K-12 Excellence in Michigan
Report discusses link between public school resources and student achievement in Michigan.
State Funding Mechanisms for English Language Learners
Education Commission of the States report discusses how different states approach funding for English Language Learners.
2017 Kids Count Data Book
Michigan was ranked 41st of 50 states in a state-to-state comparison of education outcomes, and 32nd in overall child wellbeing nationwide in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book.
Albert Shanker Institute: Does Money Matter in Education?
Albert Shanker Institute report finds direct connections between public school spending and student performance.
21st Century Education Commission Report Resources
Michigan School Business Officials post materials from the 21st Century Education Commission Report.
Cost Analysis: 21st Century Education Commission Report
The 21st Century Education Commission's estimates of implementing its recent findings.
Executive Summary: 21st Century Education Commission Report
A summary of the 21st Century Education Commission Report.
21st Century Education Commission Report
State-commissioned report finds that research-based solutions are needed to reexamine school funding in Michigan.
Michigan School Finance and Organization
A report on declining enrollment and other challenges facing Michigan's public schools.
Education Reform and Limits of Policy
A close look at education reform and policy in Michigan.
Which Districts Get Into Financial Trouble and Why
An Education Policy Center report on Michigan's school districts that have faced financial challenges.
Michigan Education Finance Study: Key Considerations
A summary of key questions following the 2016 release of the Michigan Education Finance Study.
A Look at State School Adequacy Studies
A review of adequacy studies conducted across the United States over the past decade.
Report on Fiscal Policy and Politics in Education
A look at the roles fiscal policy and politics play in public education funding.
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Report
Report discusses links between high-quality education, good paying jobs and the economy.
An Analysis of Notably Successful School Districts
A report on Notably Successful School Districts, as defined in the Michigan Education Finance Study.
A Review of the Michigan Education Finance Study
Prepared by JL Myers Consulting for the Oakland Schools Education Foundation.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Has a wealth of K-12 related research documents.
Michigan Education Finance Study
Prepared for the State of Michigan, June 2016