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NJ LEGISLATURE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: SOME PROGRESS, REAL THREATS

Published on: July 9, 2018

Here's a recap of the major actions taken by the NJ Legislature at the end of June impacting the state's 1.4 million public school students.

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NJ LEGISLATORS CAN’T FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT WILL SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2018

A bill fast-tracked in the NJ Legislature would require the State to send millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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AID CUTS LOOM FOR STUDENTS IN 188 NJ DISTRICTS

Published on: June 6, 2018

If enacted, NJ Senate Bill 2 would cut $615 million in state aid from 188 school districts over the next 5-7 years, impacting thousands of students across the state.

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192 NJ DISTRICTS NOW SPENDING BELOW "T&E"

Published on: May 14, 2018

A new ELC analysis shows that 192 NJ school districts, serving over 682,000 students, are spending below "adequacy" in 2017-18 under SFRA, the state's weighted student funding formula.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY BEGINS TO FILL THE SCHOOL FUNDING HOLE LEFT BY HIS PREDECESSOR

Published on: March 27, 2018

Gov. Murphy's proposed FY19 education budget is the first in eight years to distribute state aid according to the SFRA, and it puts the state on a path towards full funding for all school districts.

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JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS ARE NOT OVERFUNDED

Published on: March 8, 2018

ELC's new policy brief debunks myths about the Jersey City school budget and recommends steps to bring the district to adequacy under the SFRA.

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MOVING NEW JERSEY TO SCHOOL FUNDING ADEQUACY

Published on: February 20, 2018

NJ took a small step towards adequacy funding for all public school children in the FY18 Budget. That progress needs to continue.

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NEW JERSEY BEGINS LONG ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 26, 2017

After months of uncertainty, NJ school districts have been informed of the amount of state aid they will receive for the upcoming school year. Many districts will receive an increase, but other districts are experiencing cuts.

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