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School Funding

COMPARING NEW JERSEY SCHOOL SPENDING THE RIGHT WAY: A NEW ELC RESEARCH REPORT

Published on: October 5, 2021

The report demonstrates why comparisons of school district spending must take into account demographic differences in student composition rather than relying on simplistic comparisons of per pupil spending levels.

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THE EDUCATION SECRETARY HAS A DUTY TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM THEIR OWN STATES

Published on: September 15, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach record highs in many states, the nation is watching in shock as several governors and legislatures stand directly in the way of school safety.

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JUDGE REJECTS PA HOUSE SPEAKER’S BID TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN SCHOOL FUNDING TRIAL

Published on: September 8, 2021

The plaintiffs contend that students across the state, especially those in poor communities, are being denied a “thorough and efficient” education as guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COVID-19 FUNDS FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: July 8, 2021

ELC has prepared a Primer on Federal COVID Funds for NJ Schools that answers key questions on the amounts and distribution of these funds, totaling $4.3 billion.

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NEW JERSEY MUST SCRAP STATE FUNDING CUTS IN HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

Published on: June 16, 2021

An ELC analysis shows proposed school funding cuts in Gov. Murphy’s FY22 State Budget would violate a federal requirement for “Maintenance of Equity” in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund.

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NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES ROADMAP FOR SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

Published on: February 24, 2021

ELC Report: Sustained, multi-faceted, political campaigns, including litigation, are the recipe to secure new state investments in PK-12 education

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STATE DISINVESTMENT AFTER GREAT RECESSION COST SCHOOLS NEARLY $600 BILLION, LED TO “LOST DECADE” FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: January 14, 2021

Two new ELC reports document unfair school funding in many states and troubling disinvestment in education in the decade following the Great Recession costing schools nearly $600 billion.

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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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