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COURT HELPS NEW JERSEY ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS

Published on: June 6, 2015

NJ has ranked consistently in the National Report Card as one of the few states with fair public school funding, but since 2010, funding fairness has been slipping in the Garden State.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: LINDENWOLD BOROUGH

Published on: May 26, 2015

In Lindenwold Borough schools in Camden County, the impact of underfunding, rising costs and unfunded mandates is intensified due to enrollment increases and changing demographics.

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SCHOOL LEADERS URGE LAWMAKERS TO FUND NJ HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

Published on: May 18, 2015

GSNJ – the association of superintendents who lead NJ’s high need districts – has issued a dire warning to NJ legislators about the consequences of enacting a seventh straight year of flat or reduced funding as proposed by Governor Christie in his FY16 State Budget.

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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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