Children the Opportunity for an Adequate Education:
A Costing-out Primer: Explains what costing
out is and the methodologies used and provides additional
resources (March 2005, last updated June 2006).
School Facilities: Providing Environments That Sustain
Learning: A brief that describes the
obstacles to providing adequate funding for school
facilities (November 2006).
to Preschool in Education Adequacy Litigation:
A brief that describes the trend of claiming high
quality preschool as a constitutional right in adequacy
litigations (October 2006).
No Child Left Behind
Knocks: Applying Lessons from the Education Adequacy
Movement to Reform the No Child Left Behind Act:
A Policy Paper outlining how knowledge gained from
the nationwide effort to reform state education finance
systems can contribute to discussions on the 2007
reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (December
Promise and Challenges of the "No Child Left
Behind" Act: Summarizes the legislation,
explains emerging challenges, and highlights key advocacy
perspectives (September 2005).
and Education Reform: The History and the Promise
of the Education Adequacy Movement: A
Policy Paper that explains the origins and current
progress of educational adequacy lawsuits (March 2006).
Maryland Enacts Modern,
Standards-Based Education Finance System: Reforms
Based on "Adequacy" Costing-Out Study and
Parallel New York Court Funding Principles:
Recounts the development and enactment of a standards-based
school funding system by the Commonwealth of Maryland