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All ELC news stories are archived here in reverse chronological order. They are also categorized by state in the menu on the left, with New Jersey further broken out into separate subject areas.

EDUCATION FINANCE STUDY RECOMMENDS FAIR FUNDING SYSTEM FOR MICHIGAN

Published on: July 20, 2016

In June, the State of Michigan released the Michigan Education Finance Study prepared by APA. The APA finance study team concluded that, "Michigan should work to create a more equitable state funding system."

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART II

Published on: July 19, 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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NEVADA SCHOOL DISTRICTS FACE SIGNIFICANT BUDGET DEFICITS

Published on: July 8, 2016

The final education budget adopted, in June 2015, by the Nevada Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium does little to improve school funding overall and reduces most districts' general operating budgets for the 2015-2016 school year, an analysis by ENN! shows.

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LEGISLATURE MEETS SUPREME COURT DEADLINE AND EQUITABLE FUNDING DUTY IN KANSAS

Published on: July 8, 2016

On June 27, 2016, four days prior to the Kansas Supreme Court's July 1 deadline, the parties in the Gannon educational opportunity lawsuit filed a stipulated agreement with the Court.

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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 21, 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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