Mary Perry

Mary Perry, an independent education consultant, served as deputy director of EdSource from 1993 to 2011. She is widely known throughout California for her knowledge of the state’s school finance system, has authored a wide range of publications on the subject, and often makes presentations to education and community groups. A former school board member, Perry holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from Stanford University.


Approaches to Reducing Chronic Absenteeism. Mary Perry, Michael A. Gottfried, Kiarah Young, Cecelia Colchico, Kathy Lee, Hedy Chang (July 2019)
Promising Practices in Local Stakeholder Engagement in School Governance. Mary Perry, Beth Higbee, Danny Kanga, Celia Jaffe, Geordee Mae Corpuz (April 2019)
Summer Learning - A Smart Investment for California School Districts. Mary Perry, Nazaneen Khalilnaji-Otto, Katie Brackenridge (January 2018)
Expanding Learning: A Powerful Strategy for Equity. Katie Brackenridge, Jessica Gunderson, Mary Perry (October 2017)


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