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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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