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ELC ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION

Published on: July 25, 2016

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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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CHRISTIE BUDGET INFLICTS MORE HARM ON NJ PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: July 6, 2016

With this budget, Chris Christie has secured his legacy as the most anti-public education Governor in modern New Jersey history.

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NEW YORK CITY LOSING GROUND ON REDUCING CLASS SIZE

Published on: July 5, 2016

A new report by ELC, analyzing Department of Education data, finds that New York City is failing to reduce class size in the City’s public schools.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

Published on: June 22, 2016

The Governor’s irresponsible and unconstitutional school funding plan is not only the opposite of fairness,  it is a complete non-starter for many reasons.

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NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

Published on: June 13, 2016

A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.

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