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School Funding

MONEY MATTERS: EVIDENCE SUPPORTING GREATER INVESTMENT IN PK-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: October 5, 2022

ELC, ETS, and LPI will virtually convene leading experts on educational equity on Wednesday, November 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET to discuss the latest research on the impacts of increased education spending in PK -12 public education to improve student achievement.

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DRAMATIC INCREASE IN FLOW OF DOLLARS FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUNDS PRIVATE EDUCATION IN FLORIDA

Published on: September 19, 2022

State school aid diverted from districts to private school vouchers has reached an estimated $1.3 billion according to a new research report by ELC and Florida Policy Institute.

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STATE COURTS EMPOWERED TO REMEDY CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: July 26, 2022

The nation’s leading education rights scholars and advocates have provided the NC Supreme Court with extensive judicial precedent from states across the country to support upholding a lower court order.

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NATIONWIDE SCHOOL FINANCE ANALYSIS ASSIGNS "F" GRADE TO 22 STATES, CALLS ON CONGRESS TO INCENTIVIZE FUNDING REFORMS

Published on: October 28, 2021

ELC’s Making the Grade 2021 documents the persistence of unfair school funding across the country and underscores the urgent need for school finance reform

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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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