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GOVERNOR BLOCKS FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: July 11, 2011

Governor Christie's line item veto of the FY12 State Budget approved by the Legislature brought an abrupt halt to the grassroots effort to restore the Governor's massive $1.6 billion cut in school aid in 2010-11. Advocates will be looking to secure funds in the FY13 State Budget to move all remaining districts to full funding under the SFRA.

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LEGISLATIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CHRISTIE BUDGET WOULD FUND ALL SCHOOLS

Published on: June 27, 2011

Senate and Assembly Democratic leadership has put forward a State budget proposal that fully funds the State school aid formula in FY2012. This alternative to Governor Christie's proposed budget would deliver aid increases required by the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) to all school districts.

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FUNDING BELOW-ADEQUACY SCHOOL DISTRICTS: NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR NJ'S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: June 8, 2011

Leaders in the NJ State Senate may propose increasing state aid in the FY12 budget in order to fund districts spending below the level determined to be "adequate" under the State school aid formula.

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SUPREME COURT DECISION SUPPORTS SFRA -- NOW FUND ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 24, 2011

The NJ Supreme Court ruled in today’s decision that the State’s failure to fund the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) caused “instructionally consequential and significant” harm to at-risk students in districts across the state.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO COMPARE NJ EDUCATION FUNDING -- 2010-11

Published on: May 5, 2011

In a school year marked by drastic cuts in state aid, NJ's poorest districts saw the largest decline in per pupil funding.

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Supreme Court Accelerates School Funding Case

Published on: March 24, 2011

The NJ Supreme Court has issued an order accelerating the schedule for the Justices' consideration of the constitutionality of the school aid cuts in 2010-11.

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SPECIAL MASTER FINDS THAT STATE AID CUTS UNDERMINE "T&E"

Published on: March 22, 2011

The Education Law Center (ELC) issued the following statement regarding the ruling today by Judge Peter E. Doyne, the Special Master appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to conduct a remand hearing on the State's underfunding of the school aid formula in 2010-11.

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GOVERNOR'S FY12 BUDGET AGAIN GOES "OFF FORMULA," IGNORING STUDENTS' FUNDING NEEDS

Published on: March 7, 2011

For the second straight year, Governor Chris Christie's proposal for K-12 state aid ignores the legal requirements of the State's school funding formula, depriving over one-third of NJ districts of the funding necessary to deliver the Core Curriculum Content Standards to students, particularly those at risk of academic failure.

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