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TWO STEPS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS IN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS

Published on: February 27, 2019

A new analysis by ELC shows that, over the last decade, the percentage of students in districts funded below the required constitutional, or "adequacy," level grew to over half of all students statewide.

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ELC TO NJ GOVERNOR: DON'T DIVERT MORE PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: December 19, 2018

ELC is urging Governor Phil Murphy to veto legislation increasing the public funds that New Jersey diverts to private schools.

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UPDATED, INTERACTIVE NJ SCHOOL FUNDING DATA NOW ON ELC WEBSITE

Published on: October 24, 2018

Updated data tracking the implementation of NJ's weighted student funding formula enacted in the SFRA, and covering the period from 2008-09 through the current school year, is now available.

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NEW JERSEY’S 2018-19 SCHOOL AID BUDGET: SOME PROGRESS AND SOME BACKSLIDING

Published on: September 20, 2018

ELC has analyzed FY19 state aid allocations against the core touchstone of the SFRA formula: adequacy.

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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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