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NJ RURAL STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS PRESS LAWSUIT FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Trenton, NJ – Attorneys for students in 16 poor, rural, New Jersey school districts appeared before Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson in Trenton today seeking to enforce 2009 decisions by the State Education Commissioner mandating the districts receive K-12 funding and high quality preschool under the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA), the state's landmark weighted student funding formula. This latest proceeding comes in Bacon v. NJ Department of Education, a lawsuit filed in 1998 by students in 16 small, high poverty school districts in Southern New Jersey.      Read More

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