Matthew Gardner Kelly

Selected Articles


Kelly, M.G. & Farrie, D. (2023). Misrepresented Funding Gaps in Data for Some States. Educational Researcher, 52 (4), 244–247.

Kelly, M.G. (2022). How to reform without reforming: School district racial composition and Pennsylvania’s “fair” funding formula. Education and Urban Society, 54 (9), 1143-1165.

Kelly, M.G. & Schafft, K. (2021). A “resource curse” for education?: Deepening education disparities in Pennsylvania’s shale gas boomtowns. Society & Natural Resources, 34 (1), 23-39.

Kelly, M.G. (2020). The curious case of the missing tail: Trends among the top 1% of school districts in the United States, 2000-2015. Educational Researcher. 49 (5), 312-320.

Kelly, M.G. (2020). ‘Theoretically all children are equal. Practically this can never be so’: The history of the district property tax in California and the choice of inequality. Teachers College Record, 122 (2), 1-32.

Kelly, M.G. (2019). A map is more than just a graph: Geospatial educational research and the importance of historical context. AERA Open, 5(1), 1-14.

Kelly, M.G. (2016). Schoolmaster’s empire: Race, conquest, and the centralization of common schooling in California. History of Education Quarterly, 56(3), 445-472.

Matthew Gardner Kelly