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GOVERNOR MURPHY BEGINS TO FILL THE SCHOOL FUNDING HOLE LEFT BY HIS PREDECESSOR

Published on: March 27, 2018

Gov. Murphy's proposed FY19 education budget is the first in eight years to distribute state aid according to the SFRA, and it puts the state on a path towards full funding for all school districts.

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JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS ARE NOT OVERFUNDED

Published on: March 8, 2018

ELC's new policy brief debunks myths about the Jersey City school budget and recommends steps to bring the district to adequacy under the SFRA.

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MOVING NEW JERSEY TO SCHOOL FUNDING ADEQUACY

Published on: February 20, 2018

NJ took a small step towards adequacy funding for all public school children in the FY18 Budget. That progress needs to continue.

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NEW JERSEY BEGINS LONG ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 26, 2017

After months of uncertainty, NJ school districts have been informed of the amount of state aid they will receive for the upcoming school year. Many districts will receive an increase, but other districts are experiencing cuts.

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THOUSANDS OF NJ STUDENTS WILL SUFFER IF DISTRICTS LOSE ADJUSTMENT AID

Published on: June 1, 2017

The loss of adjustment aid under Senate President Sweeney's school funding plan would trigger deep and recurring cuts in essential teachers, support staff and programs for 200 districts around the state.

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FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN NEW JERSEY’S LOW AND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS

Published on: May 16, 2017

Under Governor Christie, funding gaps between school districts with the highest and lowest student poverty rates continue to grow, increasing four-fold to a staggering $3,875 per pupil since 2008-2009.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION LEGACY: STARVE SCHOOLS, ABANDON STUDENTS

Published on: April 12, 2017

Governor Christie's last State Budget seals his public education legacy. NJ public schools have endured a near total deprivation of the aid required under the SFRA formula during his two terms.

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5 STEPS TO IMPROVE THE FY18 STATE BUDGET FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 29, 2017

Governor Christie's proposed school aid budget for FY18 - the seventh straight year with an SFRA increase - is another blow to public school children.

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