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SCHOOL FUNDING IN THE FY23 NJ STATE BUDGET: TRENDING UPWARD BUT FARTHER TO GO

Published on: August 4, 2022

The budget takes important steps to reestablish NJ’s historic commitment to a fair and equitable system of financing the state’s public schools, but concerns remain.

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NJ GROUPS PETITION STATE FOR RULES ON DISTRICT USE OF SCHOOL SECURITY AID

Published on: May 11, 2022

Student and civil rights organizations champion urgent need for SEL, restorative justice and mental health supports in schools.

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PROPOSED NEW JERSEY FY23 BUDGET: PROGRESS BUT NEEDS WORK

Published on: March 31, 2022

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s school funding proposal, but warns that the Educational Adequacy Report misses the mark.

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BLACK AND LATINO STUDENTS ENDURE THE BRUNT OF NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOL UNDERFUNDING

Published on: March 2, 2022

New ELC report shows NJ’s Black and Latino students are far more likely to attend schools that are spending well below the level set as adequate in the state’s school funding formula.

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U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ORDERS NEW JERSEY TO RESTORE MILLIONS IN STATE AID CUTS TO COMPLY WITH AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

Published on: November 30, 2021

In response to complaints by ELC and Jersey City Together, the USED found state aid cuts in the FY22 Budget violate the Maintenance of Equity provision in the ARP ESSER.

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COMPARING NEW JERSEY SCHOOL SPENDING THE RIGHT WAY: A NEW ELC RESEARCH REPORT

Published on: October 5, 2021

The report demonstrates why comparisons of school district spending must take into account demographic differences in student composition rather than relying on simplistic comparisons of per pupil spending levels.

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NJ SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS MANDATE TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS ON SEGREGATION AND FUNDING

Published on: August 24, 2021

The Court is the first in the nation to impose a constitutional duty on a charter authorizer to ensure charters do not segregate or undermine funding and resources for students in district schools.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COVID-19 FUNDS FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: July 5, 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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