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NY AND NJ FAIR FUNDING LAWSUITS READY TO ADVANCE

Published on: December 1, 2014

Lawsuits brought by students in New York’s small cities school districts and New Jersey’s rural districts challenging unfair funding are poised to advance in early 2015.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Published on: September 15, 2014

Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.

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ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: August 5, 2014

ELC has joined the legal team in the long-running Bacon lawsuit challenging inadequate resources and funding for students in 16 southern NJ rural districts under the State Constitution.

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Little Change in School Aid in FY15 State Budget

Published on: July 21, 2014

With final passage of the FY15 State Budget, NJ school districts now have a clear picture of the resources available to them in the coming year as they strive to provide their students with a “thorough and efficient” education.

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ELC REPORT: INADEQUATE FUNDING SHRINKS STAFF AND REDUCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR NJ STUDENTS

Published on: July 8, 2014

A new ELC report documents an alarming decline in staff levels in NJ's public schools between 2009 and 2012, triggered by the State’s failure to provide billions in required funding increases.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICT: BAYONNE

Published on: June 24, 2014

The Bayonne Public School District has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most underfunded in New Jersey. The district will receive a mere $186,000 increase in state aid over the current year.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: CLAYTON

Published on: May 27, 2014

The situation in the Clayton Public Schools, a K-12 district in Gloucester County, demonstrates that underfunding of the state aid formula has very real consequences.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: FREEHOLD BOROUGH

Published on: May 20, 2014

The Freehold Borough school district is emblematic of the many districts across NJ that  are struggling to meet the academic and social needs of their students as a result of years of underfunding by the State.

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