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Investing So Schools Work

Released April 30, 2019

Recognizing the need for new estimates on how much school funding is adequate for Pennsylvania school districts, Research for Action commissioned an independent project based on the research of national school funding experts, Picus Odden & Associates. Three Pennsylvania school districts and their respective communities participated in the Investing So Schools Work study.

The study enables school districts to identify school funding adequacy gaps. Additional school districts that wish to participate in the study using the Picus Odden model are encouraged to contact Research for Action at

This project was funded with generous support from the William Penn Foundation. The opinions expressed in the reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the William Penn Foundation.

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