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CHRISTIE SCHOOL AID BUDGET AND THE CERF FUNDING REPORT: AN END RUN AROUND THE LEGISLATURE

Published on: March 29, 2012

The February 23 release of proposed school aid for 2012-13, backed by Acting Commissioner of Education Cerf’s “Education Funding Report,” has now made it clear: Governor Chris Christie is attempting to do an end run around the Legislature in order to impose reductions in school funding for the third year in a row. 

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STUDENTS PUT AT RISK FROM GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

Published on: March 18, 2012

Governor Chris Christie’s proposed FY13 State Budget targets New Jersey’s low-income, or “at-risk,” students for significant cuts in school funding. These cuts will fall hardest on schools across the state serving high numbers of poor students, according to an analysis by ELC.

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DISTRICTS GATHER IN TRENTON TO PROTEST ANOTHER ROUND OF SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

Published on: March 13, 2012

Parents, board members, superintendents and local officials gathered at the State House on March 8 to launch a statewide campaign to oppose Governor Christie’s proposed budget, which would, for the third year, reduce funding for public education.

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NJ ACTING COMMISSIONER CERF’S SCHOOL FUNDING REPORT: DOES IT COMPLY WITH THE LAW?

Published on: March 8, 2012

ELC has asked Attorney General Chiesa to advise NJ legislators whether Acting Commissioner Cerf's February 23 "Education Funding Report" is intended to fulfill the State’s obligation to review and adjust the school funding  formula as required by the SFRA law and the Abbott rulings.

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NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS GET HIGH MARKS ONCE AGAIN

Published on: January 25, 2012

NJ’s public schools once again received high marks in Education Week’s Quality Counts report, an annual survey of the education systems in all 50 states. NJ was ranked 6th overall.

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RED BANK AND FREEHOLD BOROUGH: THE REAL STORY ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: October 26, 2011

Acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf and area legislators visited two Monmouth county school districts last week: Red Bank and Freehold Borough. Educators there raised concerns over the State's failure to fully fund these districts under the SFRA, NJ's school funding formula.

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ELC SUPPORTS FULL FUNDING FOR STUDENTS IN RURAL DISTRICTS

Published on: October 24, 2011

ELC has filed an amicus brief in support of the 16 poor rural districts represented in the longstanding case, Bacon v. NJ Department of Education. The districts recently returned to court to obtain full funding under the State’s school aid formula.

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NEW JERSEY’S POOR RURAL SCHOOLS SEEK FULL FORMULA FUNDING

Published on: September 26, 2011

Sixteen poor rural districts, known as "Bacon" districts, have returned to court seeking an order directing the State to provide full funding for 2011-12 under NJ's school aid formula. The districts are asking the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division to enforce a March 2008 ruling.

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