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UNDERFUNDING THE SFRA: THE LEGACY FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: April 20, 2015

With state aid nearly flat for the last few years, and local revenues constrained by an annual 2% cap, resources are completely out of sync with the actual costs of providing an adequate education for NJ school children.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS CONTINUE PURSUIT OF FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 20, 2015

Parents, students and school districts in 16 rural NJ communities have filed an appeal seeking to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE READY TO IMPOSE ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION CUTS

Published on: March 26, 2015

Advocates are warning legislators that Governor Christie’s proposed FY16 State Budget will force another crippling round of budget cuts in NJ public schools for the sixth straight year.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S 6TH BUDGET BRINGS NO RELIEF, MORE HARM TO NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 12, 2015

Governor Christie has proposed massive aid cuts, no aid increase, or increases so small as to have no practical impact on school district budgets in every year since he took office in 2010.

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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.

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FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN WEALTHY AND POOR NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: February 20, 2015

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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.

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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.

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