Archive for Tag: school funding formula

Children need more ABCs, less S-E-X, amid learning loss, inequitable funding slashes

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools must be fully funded and return to a rigorous focus on academics to combat learning loss, Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner said. With the state’s Start Strong assessment showing significant learning loss as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pandemic lockdown policies, their call...

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District 21 lawmakers fought for more school funding from the state and won

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent. “This is an important moment for schools and property taxpayers in our district,”...

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Murphy’s bloated budget still underfunds schools, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for shortchanging schools despite increasing spending by $4.5 billion this year and funding six new pet projects to the cost of more than $95 million. “The governor’s budget funds more free college and preschool when our kids aren’t...

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