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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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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH...OR HOW GOVERNOR CHRISTIE IS WRONG ON NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: September 21, 2011

Governor Christie heaps criticism on New Jersey’s school funding formula every chance he gets. We expose the myths most often repeated by the Governor and provide the real facts about New Jersey’s unique method of funding public education.

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WISCONSIN LEADS THE NATION IN CUTTING SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: September 15, 2011

Wisconsin has found its way back to the top of a list about public education, and it's not a good thing for kids, schools, or their communities. According to a study, the Badger State cut the most per-student public school aid in the country, comparing the 2011 fiscal year to the 2012 fiscal year.

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WHAT?! HANUSHEK SHOWS UP AGAIN?

Published on: September 1, 2011

When parents and school districts go to court trying to win fair funding for under-resourced schools, Dr. Rick Hanushek, an economist at the conservative Hoover Institution, usually gets a phone call. State defendants pay him to testify as an expert witness in lawsuits, but the money would probably be better spent on educating kids.

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