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LEGISATURE MUST REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S PROPOSED FY15 SCHOOL AID BUDGET

Published on: March 17, 2014

ELC is calling on the Legislature to flatly reject Governor Christie’s proposal to provide almost no state aid increase for NJ school districts in the 2014-15 school year and to provide a 5% increase in State formula aid.

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GOVERNOR ABANDONS SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA IN FY15 BUDGET

Published on: March 12, 2014

In his FY15 State Budget, Governor Christie proposes an almost infinitesimal increase in aid for NJ school districts, marking the fifth straight year without any real increase under the SFRA.

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BEST PRACTICES: NEW JERSEY'S STANDARDS-LINKED PRE-K TO GRADE 12 SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM

Published on: March 9, 2014

ELC's policy brief, Linking Standards to Resources: New Jersey’s School Funding Reform Act of 2008, provides a detailed history of the development of the SFRA “weighted student” formula and its implementation through 2013.

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AQE & the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Visit 14 NY School Districts

Published on: March 3, 2014

In late February, CFE and AQE visited 14 school districts across NY to document educational resource deficiencies resulting from the state’s failure to meet its constitutional obligations. Read the report released at a briefing for the NY Assembly Education Committee.

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ADVOCATES AND NJ SETTLE FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO ENSURE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION

Published on: March 2, 2014

Nearly seven years after a lawsuit was originally filed, disability advocates entered into an historic settlement with the NJDOE to ensure that NJ students with disabilities receive an appropriate education in the “least restrictive environment.”

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EXPIRED SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS PROMPT NEW ELC LAWSUIT

Published on: February 11, 2014

The lawsuit concerns the failure of NJDOE to ensure the submission and approval of updated Long-Range Facilities Plans by the 31 SDA districts.

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A TALE OF TWO STATES: EQUITY OUTPERFORMS INEQUITY

Published on: February 11, 2014

Governor Cuomo says it is not about the money in education, but a comparison of NY and NJ demonstrates that money matters in student outcomes.

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NEW JERSEY SLIPPING ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: February 5, 2014

The latest results in the National Report Card on school funding show an alarming slippage in NJ's ranking among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding.

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