PENNSYLVANIA GROUPS URGE COURT TO HEAR SCHOOL FUNDING CASE
Published on: February 25, 2015
Statewide groups concerned with the growing education gap for PA schoolchildren are urging the Commonwealth Court to hear a pending challenge to the severe lack of resources and funding of the state’s public schools.
FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN WEALTHY AND POOR NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Published on: February 20, 2015
NJ RURAL STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS PRESS LAWSUIT FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: December 11, 2014
Attorneys for students in 16 poor, rural, NJ school districts appeared before Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson in Trenton seeking to enforce 2009 decisions mandating the districts receive K-12 funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA.
NY AND NJ FAIR FUNDING LAWSUITS READY TO ADVANCE
Published on: December 1, 2014
Lawsuits brought by students in New York’s small cities school districts and New Jersey’s rural districts challenging unfair funding are poised to advance in early 2015.
NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL
Published on: September 15, 2014
Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.
ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS
Published on: August 5, 2014
ELC has joined the legal team in the long-running Bacon lawsuit challenging inadequate resources and funding for students in 16 southern NJ rural districts under the State Constitution.
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.