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NEW JERSEY ON SLOW ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 17, 2019

Did the FY20 NJ State Budget Governor Murphy signed on June 30 improve resources and opportunities for the state's 1.4 million public school students?

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NJ LEGISLATORS READY TO SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHILE CUTTING AID TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2019

A bill fast-tracked by NJ legislative leaders would open the door to sending millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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166 NJ DISTRICTS NOW FUNDED BELOW “T&E”

Published on: May 14, 2019

In 2018-19, 166 New Jersey school districts serving over 662,000 or almost half of all students statewide are funded below “adequacy” under the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE: BRING FY20 SCHOOL AID BUDGET INTO CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE

Published on: March 27, 2019

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to substantially increase, and strategically target, new school aid in the FY20 State Budget to move below adequacy districts to their constitutional level of funding.

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NEW JERSEY’S ABBOTT DISTRICTS: STATE ALLOWS SCHOOL FUNDING TO FALL FURTHER BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVELS

Published on: March 20, 2019

An ELC research report shows over two-thirds of NJ's 31 poor urban school districts have budgets in 2018-19 that are below the State's "adequacy" level.

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TWO STEPS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS IN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS

Published on: February 27, 2019

A new analysis by ELC shows that, over the last decade, the percentage of students in districts funded below the required constitutional, or "adequacy," level grew to over half of all students statewide.

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ELC TO NJ GOVERNOR: DON'T DIVERT MORE PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: December 19, 2018

ELC is urging Governor Phil Murphy to veto legislation increasing the public funds that New Jersey diverts to private schools.

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UPDATED, INTERACTIVE NJ SCHOOL FUNDING DATA NOW ON ELC WEBSITE

Published on: October 24, 2018

Updated data tracking the implementation of NJ's weighted student funding formula enacted in the SFRA, and covering the period from 2008-09 through the current school year, is now available.

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