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Our Mission

Founded in 2015, the School and State Finance Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization, focused on education funding and state finance issues, with a commitment to providing independent analysis, building public knowledge, improving transparency, and developing fair, sustainable solutions.

Our Goals

Serve as an independent and trustworthy source of high-quality research and analysis about Connecticut’s education finance policies and state budget.

Increase awareness about Connecticut’s education finance system and the need for an equitable, unified funding formula that treats all students fairly and strengthens schools and communities.

Improve transparency around Connecticut’s education and state finances by providing access to timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand data and information.

Develop thoughtful, data-driven solutions that address Connecticut’s education funding and state finance challenges by working collaboratively with state and local policymakers, community groups and leaders, and other key stakeholders.

Build public knowledge about Connecticut’s finances, budget, and economy, and elevate conversations about how to strengthen the state’s fiscal health.

Provide technical assistance to partner organizations seeking to solve education finance-related challenges.

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