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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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Appellate Court Orders State To Make Public Alternative School Funding Formulas

Published on: December 11, 2007

he New Jersey Appellate Court today ordered NJDOE to release to the public a 2003 memo containing alternative formulas for funding New Jersey’s public schools.

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NEW STUDY DISCREDITS NJDOE’S 2003 EDUCATION COSTS

Published on: November 29, 2007

The school finance consultant used by the Department of Education in 2003 to assist in costing out an adequate education in NJ just completed a similar cost study for Pennsylvania, and the results again call into serious question the cost determinations reached in the NJ study.

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State Continues to Fund School Projects in Suburbs, While Leaving Poor Districts Stranded

Published on: November 1, 2007

State support for school building projects in New Jersey’s high wealth and middle income suburban districts continues to increase, even as the State refuses to fund numerous stalled building projects in poor districts, according to an Education Law Center analysis released today.

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FIVE NEW JERSEY ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED GRANT FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

Published on: June 7, 2007

Communities for Public Education Reform, a national coalition of educational organizations, recently awarded a grant of $2.3 million to organizations across the US that want to increase parental involvement in public school reform efforts.

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STUDY DOCUMENTS FUNDING GAP FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ABBOTT CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 24, 2007

Students in charter schools in New Jersey’s urban or "Abbott" districts receive 32% less to fund the basic or "foundational" education program than their fellow students in district schools, according to a report authored by Montclair University Professor Katrina E. Bulkley.

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