Michael Griffith
Senior School Finance Analyst

Higher Ed, P-12

  • Federal funding
  • Finance and funding
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding

Mike Griffith serves as the senior school finance analyst for Education Commission of the States. He has worked in the field of school finance policy for the past 19 years with ECS, the consulting firm of Augenblick & Myers and the Michigan Senate. His research has focused on the condition of state budgets, the adequacy and equity of state finance formulas, and promising practices in funding programs for high-need students. Griffith is an expert resource to national news media and has been quoted more than 300 times by such outlets as CNN, Education Week, NBC Nightly News, NPR and The New York Times. Griffith holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a master’s in public administration from The Ohio State University and a master’s in education management from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.