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School Funding

ELC URGES NY AND NJ TO ENSURE PUBLIC SCHOOLS KEEP MUCH-NEEDED CARES ACT FUNDS

Published on: September 15, 2020

Keeping the CARES Act funds in public schools is particularly crucial given the dire financial straits of districts in both New York and New Jersey.

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TRACKING STATE SCHOOL AID CUTS IN THE PANDEMIC

Published on: August 25, 2020

States are experiencing sharp revenue declines due to the pandemic and that impacts state school aid. ELC analyzes recently enacted school aid cuts in Texas and Michigan.

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR SCHOOLS IS A START, BUT STATES AND CONGRESS MUST DO MUCH MORE

Published on: March 31, 2020

Congress and the states must commit to providing adequate and equitable resources in the short term and when students finally return to their classroom.

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ELC REPORT GRADES STATES ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: November 4, 2019

K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states and a major factor contributing to disparities in education resources, opportunities and outcomes for students across the country.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: HOW TO BETTER SERVE GEORGIA’S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: August 20, 2019

New ELC research shows replacing Georgia’s early intervention and remedial education program with a poverty-based weight would vastly improve resources for at-risk students.

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SCHOOL FUNDING LITIGATION FROM COAST TO COAST

Published on: March 23, 2018

School funding lawsuits challenging inadequate education resources, outcomes and opportunities, especially for at-risk students, continue in state trial, appellate and supreme courts across the country.

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MOST SCHOOLS FUNDED FAR BELOW WHAT’S NEEDED TO ACHIEVE AVERAGE OUTCOMES

Published on: March 19, 2018

A new report shows that most U.S. states fund their public schools at a level far below what is necessary for students in high-poverty districts to achieve at even average levels in English and math.

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MOST STATES SHORTCHANGE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS DESPITE GROWING EVIDENCE THAT MONEY MATTERS

Published on: February 21, 2018

The 7th edition of ELC's Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card again shows public school funding in most states is unfair and inequitable.

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