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THE RIGHT WAY TO COMPARE NJ EDUCATION FUNDING

Published on: March 29, 2010

How often have you heard New Jersey spends "too much" for public education? Or that our poorest school districts are the "highest spending" in the state? Or that differences in school funding between districts are unnecessary?

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FOUR IN TWENTY-TEN

Published on: February 1, 2010

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to redouble efforts to advance the state's historic gains in education equity, identifying the four most pressing challenges of the coming year.

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TIME TO RESTORE, EXPAND, ABBOTT REFORMS

Published on: October 15, 2009

More data has been released confirming gains in achievement by New Jersey’s low income, Black and Latino students and a narrowing of the gap with affluent and White students.

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MORE EVIDENCE LINKING ABBOTT FUNDING TO IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES

Published on: July 2, 2009

Another research study has linked the additional funding provided to New Jersey’s 31 urban school districts under the landmark Abbott v. Burke school funding case to improved student outcomes.

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Tractenberg on New Abbott Ruling

Published on: June 7, 2009

This opinion piece by Paul Tractenberg appeared in The Record on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

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NJ PROPOSED USE OF EDUCATION STIMULUS FUNDS APPEARS CONTRARY TO FEDERAL DIRECTION

Published on: April 23, 2009

Education Law Center (ELC) has informed Governor Corzine and key legislators that the proposed use of education federal stimulus funds provided to New Jersey under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) appears to conflict with federal law governing use of those funds.

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COURT PROTECTS EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS OF NJ’S POOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: November 18, 2008

In a unanimous opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court today stepped-in to protect the educational rights of the State’s most needy school children by ordering a remand in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case to fully vet the constitutionality of the Legislature’s new school funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act of 2008.

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ABBOTT IS BRIGHT SPOT FOR NJ POOR CHILDREN

Published on: June 4, 2008

Over the past five years, living conditions haven’t improved much for poor children in New Jersey, according to the latest Kids Count report.

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