Zahava Stadler

Project Director, Education Funding Equity Initiative

Zahava Stadler is Project Director of the Education Funding Equity Initiative in the Education Policy Program at New America. Her work focuses on the policies that govern how school funding is raised and distributed, how those policies affect the equity of the public education system, and how they intersect with issues including housing policy, wealth inequality, and systemic racism.

Before joining New America, Stadler was a special assistant at The Education Trust, where she led the organization’s work on state school funding policy. Previously, Stadler served as Director of Policy at EdBuild, which focused on school funding inequity, school funding formulas, and the connection between funding policy and interdistrict segregation. Prior to EdBuild, Stadler worked primarily on human capital initiatives supporting high-need schools and districts, including projects implemented as part of Race to the Top.

Stadler holds master’s degrees in public administration and education policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University. She serves on the Advisory Board of Allovue and the Advisory Council of the State + School Finance Project.