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School Funding

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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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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