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Funding

NEW JERSEY'S 50 MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 4, 2016

Since Governor Christie took office in 2010, the promise of fair and adequate funding under the state's school funding formula for all students, regardless of their district or zip code, has been broken.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE REJECTS CHRISTIE EDUCATION COST CUTS

Published on: March 21, 2016

In a swift response, the NJ Legislature passed a concurrent resolution rejecting Governor Christie’s proposed cuts in the at-risk and limited English proficient weights in the SFRA.

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NJ SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS ERODES UNDER GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

Published on: March 14, 2016

NJ remains near the top of the nation on school funding fairness in the National Report Card, but funding fairness continues to erode under the Christie administration.

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NEVADA SCHOOL FUNDING SHORTCHANGES STUDENTS

Published on: March 14, 2016

Public school funding in Nevada earns poor marks in the recently released fifth edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card."

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GOVERNOR AGAIN WANTS TO CUT COSTS FOR AT-RISK AND LEP STUDENTS

Published on: March 1, 2016

In a repeat of 2014, Governor Christie is again proposing significant cuts to the cost of educating low-income, or “at-risk,” students and English language learners (LEP) over the next three years. 

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S FY17 SCHOOL AID BUDGET IS WHOLLY INADEQUATE ? AGAIN

Published on: February 23, 2016

Public school children across NJ again are the big losers in Governor Christie’s proposed FY17 State Budget. For a seventh straight year, the Governor is proposing no real increase in state school aid.

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ADJUSTMENT AID NEEDED FOR A THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT EDUCATION IN BELOW ADEQUACY DISTRICTS

Published on: January 28, 2016

An ELC analysis shows a total of 177 districts received $556 million in adjustment aid in 2015-16. Notably, 71, or 40% of those districts are spending below their SFRA adequacy budget.

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PATERSON SCHOOLS FALLING OFF THE FISCAL CLIFF: IS THERE A WAY BACK?

Published on: December 15, 2015

The State of NJ has failed to follow the school funding law for six years in a row, and the Paterson schools find themselves on a fiscal cliff with more expenses than income.

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