Little Change in School Aid in FY15 State Budget
Published on: July 21, 2014
With final passage of the FY15 State Budget, NJ school districts now have a clear picture of the resources available to them in the coming year as they strive to provide their students with a “thorough and efficient” education.
ELC REPORT: INADEQUATE FUNDING SHRINKS STAFF AND REDUCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR NJ STUDENTS
Published on: July 8, 2014
A new ELC report documents an alarming decline in staff levels in NJ's public schools between 2009 and 2012, triggered by the State’s failure to provide billions in required funding increases.
STATE SUED FOR DEFYING VOTERS' PROMISE TO COLORADO'S KIDS
Published on: June 29, 2014
Colorado families, teachers, and districts sue to enforce Amendment 23’s constitutional requirement for support for education in good times and bad.
PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICT: BAYONNE
Published on: June 24, 2014
The Bayonne Public School District has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most underfunded in New Jersey. The district will receive a mere $186,000 increase in state aid over the current year.
State admits violating the education rights of Philadelphia school children
Published on: June 20, 2014
Read ELC Executive Director David Sciarra's op ed that appeared on the website of WHYY, Newsworks.org.
PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: CLAYTON
Published on: May 27, 2014
The situation in the Clayton Public Schools, a K-12 district in Gloucester County, demonstrates that underfunding of the state aid formula has very real consequences.
PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: FREEHOLD BOROUGH
Published on: May 20, 2014
The Freehold Borough school district is emblematic of the many districts across NJ that are struggling to meet the academic and social needs of their students as a result of years of underfunding by the State.
DRAMATIC RISE IN NUMBER OF NJ SCHOOLS LACKING ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
Published on: May 8, 2014
NJ has experienced a 72% increase over five years in the number of school districts “below adequacy,” the benchmark for the essential resources needed to deliver the State’s academic standards to all students.