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ELC ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION

Published on: August 22, 2016

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART V

Published on: August 22, 2016

Governor Christie claims property taxes will be reduced in NJ towns where state aid will increase under his plan to redistribute school funding. Yet he conveniently ignores the fact that his plan will also raise property taxes in the 143 school districts targeted for massive cuts in school aid.

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STATE RESPONDS TO ELC DEMAND FOR EMERGENT PROJECTS FUNDING

Published on: August 10, 2016

The NJDOE and SDA have responded to a demand by ELC to commence a new round of funding for emergent projects in New Jersey urban school buildings.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART IV

Published on: August 4, 2016

Governor Chris Christie’s so-called "Fairness” funding plan would cause staggering budget cuts in some of New Jersey’s poorest districts, forcing as many as 14,000 teachers, guidance counselors and other support staff to be cut, an ELC analysis shows.

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NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE

Published on: July 28, 2016

ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART III

Published on: July 25, 2016

The Governor is Wrong on Student Achievement

The facts show NJ's most disadvantaged students making substantial gains over the last 15 years, and studies have documented the positive connection between increased funding and improved student outcomes.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART II

Published on: July 18, 2016

The Right Way to Calculate – And Compare – District Funding

The most accurate way to compare resources in NJ districts is using a calculation – “funding per weighted pupil” – that acknowledges that the cost of educating students is not the same, but varies based on the characteristics of a district’s enrollment.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART I

Published on: July 14, 2016

The Governor is Wrong on How Much Districts Spend

Governor Christie attempts to justify his plan to take massive amounts of school aid away from districts with the most disadvantaged students by making claims about NJ school funding that just aren’t true.

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