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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.

NATIONAL REPORT CARD SHINES NEW LIGHT ON WHY FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING MATTERS

Published on: July 14, 2015

This year’s "National Report Card: Is School Funding Fair" resonated with journalists, editorial writers, commentators and radio hosts across the country.

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FINAL NJ BUDGET: CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS GET MORE, NO INCREASE FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: July 5, 2015

Governor Christie has signed the NJ State Budget, which includes education funding for fiscal year 2016. The Governor, however, vetoed the majority of the targeted, "off formula" education funding added to his proposed budget by the Legislature.

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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has found the NJDOE failed to comply with requirements of its ESEA waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

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NJ EDUCATION BUDGET: CHARTERS GET WINDFALL, DISTRICTS FLAT, NO VOUCHERS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The FY16 State Budget proposed by NJ Democratic legislators makes few changes to public school funding from the budget proposed by Governor Christie in February.

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TENTH CIRCUIT BRUSHES ASIDE WEALTHY-PARENT ATTACK ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: June 23, 2015

The federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver dismissed all but one claim in a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs from wealthy Kansas school districts concerning the state's school finance system.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

Published on: June 18, 2015

Egg Harbor Township students are currently paying the price of more than a decade of implementation of State planning and education policies that hinder the local community’s ability to meet their needs.

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FAIR FUNDING AND ITS EFFECTIVE USE

Published on: June 17, 2015

Education Policy Analysis Archive recently published "Resource Accountability: Enforcing State Responsbilities for Sufficient and Equitable Resources Used Effectively to Provide All Students a Quality Education" by ELC's David Sciarra and Molly Hunter.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: ELIZABETH

Published on: June 17, 2015

The Elizabeth Public Schools' hard-won gains are now in jeopardy as the district faces painful budget cuts from Governor Christie’s refusal to provide the funding required by NJ’s weighted student formula.

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