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WILL NEW JERSEY GET BACK ON TRACK TO FULL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING?

Published on: April 28, 2021

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s proposed $600 million increase in education funding in the FY22 State Budget.

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$4 BILLION LOST: A DECADE OF DISINVESTMENT IN NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: March 9, 2021

Two ELC reports show the erosion of school funding equity in NJ, at a time when the pandemic’s impacts require more resources for vulnerable student populations.

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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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ELC STATEMENT ON SCHOOL FUNDING IN GOVERNOR MURPHY'S PROPOSED FY22 NJ STATE BUDGET

Published on: February 22, 2021

Increases in SFRA and preschool funding are welcome, but additional bonding authority for the state’s school construction program was not proposed.

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NEARLY 200 NEW JERSEY DISTRICTS ARE $2.5 BILLION BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL FUNDING LEVEL

Published on: February 17, 2021

An ELC analysis shows the number of NJ school districts funded below their constitutional level of adequacy rose to 193 in 2020-21, up from 188 last year.

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STATEMENT FROM ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SCIARRA ON SENATOR TERESA RUIZ’S BUDGET RESOLUTION TO INCREASE SCHOOL FUNDING BY $311 MILLION IN FY21

Published on: September 17, 2020

ELC expresses full support for the resolution, while continuing to urge legislators to rescind any aid cuts to districts spending below adequacy.

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ELC TO NJ LEGISLATORS: GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED K-12 BUDGET WILL WIDEN INEQUITY

Published on: September 11, 2020

ELC urges NJ legislators to modify Governor Murphy’s proposed FY21 State Budget so the needs of students and staff are met during the pandemic.

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GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET FAILS NEW JERSEY'S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: August 25, 2020

The proposed budget will only widen the pre-COVID-19 resource and outcome gaps for students in NJ’s poorest districts and schools.

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