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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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GOVERNOR MURPHY TAKES $330 MILLION IN SCHOOL FUNDING OFF THE TABLE

Published on: June 24, 2020

The impact of the Governor’s proposal will fall most heavily on NJ’s low wealth districts segregated by poverty and race as they rely more on state aid.

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TARGETING FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS TO NJ DISTRICTS SEGREGATED BY POVERTY AND RACE

Published on: June 15, 2020

ELC urges the NJ Legislature to use the weighted enrollment counts of low-income students and ELLs in the SFRA to distribute federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to school districts.

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ELC ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DIRECT NJDOE TO REJECT SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL GUIDANCE ON CARES ACT FUNDS

Published on: June 4, 2020

ELC is calling on the NJ Attorney General to advise the NJDOE not to follow Secretary DeVos’ legally erroneous guidance on allocating CARES Act funds for schools.

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NEW JERSEY MUST REJECT EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS’ ADVICE TO GIVE EMERGENCY COVID-19 FUNDS EVEN TO WEALTHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: May 11, 2020

ELC is urging NJ Governor Phil Murphy to firmly reject a non-binding directive from U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos to set aside CARES Act funds for all private school students, even the most wealthy. 

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ELC CALLS ON NJ TO USE CARES ACT FUNDS TO END DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ADDRESS EDUCATION INEQUITIES

Published on: May 4, 2020

ELC is urging Governor Murphy to promptly issue guidance to local school districts to prepare plans for using the CARES Act funds earmarked for NJ K-12 education.

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