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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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DRAMATIC RISE IN NUMBER OF NJ SCHOOLS LACKING ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

Published on: May 8, 2014

NJ has experienced a 72% increase over five years in the number of school districts “below adequacy,” the benchmark for the essential resources needed to deliver the State’s academic standards to all students.

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ELC COURT ACTION YIELDS PROPER AID NOTICES TO NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 6, 2014

On May 1, the NJDOE issued new state aid notices to school districts for the 2014-15 school year in response to a motion filed by ELC before the State Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott v. Burke school finance litigation.

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STATE FORMALLY NOTIFIES NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SUBSTANTIAL UNDERFUNDING

Published on: April 30, 2014

In response to a motion filed by ELC, the NJDOE has issued new aid notices to all school districts based on the cost of educating students to meet State academic standards under the SFRA, NJ’s groundbreaking, weighted student funding formula.

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STATE PROMISES PROPER SCHOOL AID NOTICES TO NJ DISTRICTS

Published on: April 14, 2014

The Attorney General has advised that the NJDOE will provide all school districts with “expanded State aid notices…[including] the district’s adequacy budget and the maximum amount of aid payable to the district under the SFRA.”

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