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STATE UNDERFUNDING AND RAPID CHARTER GROWTH PUT NEWARK BUDGET IN CRISIS

Published on: December 1, 2015

A new ELC research brief shows how Governor Christie’s refusal to fund the SFRA, while allowing rapid charter school growth, has put the Newark Public Schools in a condition of chronic fiscal distress resulting in several years of teacher, support staff and program cuts in district schools.

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THE FACTS ON HOLD HARMLESS AID IN NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: October 6, 2015

ELC has issued a new policy brief on the role of hold harmless aid – called “adjustment aid” – in NJ’s statewide, weighted student funding formula established by the Legislature in the School Funding Reform Act.

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UNDERFUNDING LIMITS NJDOE REVIEW OF SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: August 11, 2015

To guide the NJDOE in preparing the September 2015 Educational Adequacy Report on the SFRA, ELC sent a letter to Commissioner Hespe underscoring the strict limits of the report's parameters and bringing to the Commissioner’s attention several key issues that must be addressed.

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FINAL NJ BUDGET: CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS GET MORE, NO INCREASE FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: July 5, 2015

Governor Christie has signed the NJ State Budget, which includes education funding for fiscal year 2016. The Governor, however, vetoed the majority of the targeted, "off formula" education funding added to his proposed budget by the Legislature.

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NJ EDUCATION BUDGET: CHARTERS GET WINDFALL, DISTRICTS FLAT, NO VOUCHERS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The FY16 State Budget proposed by NJ Democratic legislators makes few changes to public school funding from the budget proposed by Governor Christie in February.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

Published on: June 18, 2015

Egg Harbor Township students are currently paying the price of more than a decade of implementation of State planning and education policies that hinder the local community’s ability to meet their needs.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: ELIZABETH

Published on: June 17, 2015

The Elizabeth Public Schools' hard-won gains are now in jeopardy as the district faces painful budget cuts from Governor Christie’s refusal to provide the funding required by NJ’s weighted student formula.

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COURT HELPS NEW JERSEY ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS

Published on: June 6, 2015

NJ has ranked consistently in the National Report Card as one of the few states with fair public school funding, but since 2010, funding fairness has been slipping in the Garden State.

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