Margaret Weston

Research Fellow
(916) 440-1134
weston@ppic.org

Expertise
• K-12 education
   School finance
   Categorical programs

Experience
Graduate Student Instructor, English Department, University of Michigan (2006-2007). Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools (2004-2006). Research Assistant, Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan (2000-2004).

Education
Ph.D. (expected in 2014), school organization and education policy, University of California, Davis. M.P.P. (2008), public policy, University of Michigan. M.A. (2006), teaching, Johns Hopkins University.

PPIC Publications
California's Future (co-authored with Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Caroline Danielson, Ryken Grattet, Ellen Hanak, Joseph Hayes, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Shannon McConville, Eric McGhee, and Paul Warren). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

California's Future: K-12 Education (co-authored with Laura Hill and Paul Warren). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Reclassification of English Learner Students in California (co-authored with Laura E. Hill and Joseph M. Hayes). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Basic Aid School Districts Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

California School District Revenue and Student Poverty: Moving Toward a Weighted Pupil Funding Formula (co-authored with Heather Rose). Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

Parcel Taxes for Education in California (co-authored with Eric McGhee). Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

Funding Formulas for California Schools IV: An Analysis of Governor Brown’s Weighted Pupil Funding Formula, May Budget Revision (co-authored with Heather Rose and Jon Sonstelie). Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

Funding Formulas for California Schools III: An Analysis of Governor Brown’s Weighted Pupil Funding Formula (co-authored with Heather Rose and Jon Sonstelie). Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

School Finance Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

California’s New School Funding Flexibility Public Policy Institute of California, 2011.

Financing California's Public Schools Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2011.

Rethinking the State-Local Relationship: K-12 Education Public Policy Institute of California, 2011.

Funding California Schools: The Revenue Limit System Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.

Pathways for School Finance in California (co-authored with Heather Rose and Jon Sonstelie). Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.

School Finance Reform Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.

California School Finance Revenue Manual (co-authored with Jon Sonstelie and Heather Rose). Public Policy Institute of California, 2009.