Marguerite Roza

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    Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington's College of Education and Senior Scholar at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Dr. Roza's research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in the area of education finance. Her work appears in numerous publications including her book: Education Economics: Where do $chool Funds Go? published by Urban Institute Press. From 2010-2011, she served as a Senior Economic Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ongoing studies involve investigations of spending patterns in ten cities including the impact of new allocation systems, such as student-based allocation. In 2009, she received the "Change Agent of the Year" award at the New Schools Annual Summit. Dr. Roza earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Washington. Prior to that, she served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy teaching thermodynamics at the Naval Nuclear Power School. She has a B.S. from Duke University and has studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Amsterdam. Dr. Roza and her husband Scott have four daughters.


Funding Phantom Students

State leaders too often overlook a common practice that inhibits both efficiency and productivity: funding students who do not actually attend school in funded districts.

SUMMER 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 3

Breaking Down School Budgets

Following the dollars into the classroom

Summer 2009 / Vol. 9, No. 3

Do Districts Fund Schools Fairly?

In Texas, differences are larger within districts than between

Fall 2007 / Vol. 7, No. 4

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What Should States Do About School Districts In Financial Trouble?

Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.


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When it comes to the effectiveness of their staffs, the alignment of their activities, their focus, and their culture, charter leaders innovate. When it comes to their finances, however, they don’t.

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