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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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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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