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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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NEW JERSEY OWES $1.6 BILLION TO 187 CONSTITUTIONALLY UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: February 10, 2020

A new ELC analysis of the SFRA has found that the number of NJ school districts funded below their constitutional level of “adequacy” has risen to 187 in 2019-20.

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NEW JERSEY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS: ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: January 29, 2020

With more than half of NJ students in inadequately funded schools, lawmakers and State education officials must take immediate steps to put the SFRA back on a path to full adequacy funding.

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NJ LEGISLATORS POISED TO SEND MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY $2 BILLION

Published on: December 13, 2019

A NJ bill would send another $3 million to reimburse private schools for nursing staff, on top of the over $14 million already appropriated for this purpose.

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