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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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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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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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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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