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McKillip, Mary; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2020
The Arizona school funding system is in urgent need of reform, ranking at the bottom of the states for every measure of adequacy and equity. To remedy the current situation, two short-term actions can be implemented immediately: (1) increase school funding for all students, and (2) target additional funding to districts serving students in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, School Support, Poverty
McKillip, Mary; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2020
Tennessee's school funding formula does not adequately support the state's schools. This report analyzes the impact of underfunding on staffing levels and the resulting inequities created between high- and low-income school districts. The state's school formula funding, even when supplemented by local funding above the required local share,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, School Personnel, Supply and Demand
Marks, Linda Sweet; Athos, Elizabeth; Spar, Rebecca – Education Law Center, 2020
The closure of school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a particular hardship for many students with disabilities and their families. School buildings were closed effective March 18, 2020 through the end of the 2019-20 school year, and only some schools have started the 2020-21 school year with traditional in-person classroom…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities, Public Schools
McKillip, Mary; Sciarra, David – Education Law Center, 2020
This brief is part of Education Law Center's "Tracking State Aid Cuts in the Pandemic" series. In June 2020, amid the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Legislature enacted a 10% cut in state aid for K-12 public education totaling $950 million. The cut applied equally to all school districts, without regard…
Descriptors: State Aid, Retrenchment, Budgeting, Public Education
McKillip, Mary; Sciarra, David – Education Law Center, 2020
This brief is part of Education Law Center's "Tracking State Aid Cuts in the Pandemic" series. Michigan schools have struggled with reductions in funding over the last decade. In July, the Michigan Legislature approved a state aid cut of $175 per pupil, totaling $256 million. The cut was applied equally to all districts, from those with…
Descriptors: State Aid, Retrenchment, Budgeting, Public Education
McKillip, Mary; Sciarra, David – Education Law Center, 2020
This brief is part of Education Law Center's "Tracking State Aid Cuts in the Pandemic" series. Against a backdrop of significant underfunding even before the pandemic, the Texas Education Agency announced in June that federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding would be used in place of the final payments…
Descriptors: State Aid, Retrenchment, Budgeting, Public Education
McKillip, Mary; Luhm, Theresa – Education Law Center, 2020
Money matters in education, especially for students from families that are struggling financially. Increasing school funding not only leads to improved school completion rates and higher achievement in low-income school districts, but over the long-term it can increase educational attainment, wages, and family incomes for children from low-income…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Educational Finance, State Aid, Poverty
Farrie, Danielle; Kim, Robert; Sciarra, David G. – Education Law Center, 2019
This report provides key insights into the difficult working conditions endured by teachers in Arizona and across the nation. Arizona provides just $8,569 in per pupil funding, the lowest among all states. In fact, Arizona provides $5,477 "less" per pupil than the national average. Arizona also invests only 2.5% of its state wealth, as…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Expenditure per Student, Public Schools
McKillip, Mary; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2019
Georgia's school funding formula currently provides additional funds for academically struggling students through Early Intervention (EIP) and Remedial Education Programs (REP). These programs drastically underserve the number of students who are not proficient on state assessments, and participation is inconsistent across districts. Georgia could…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, Low Income Students, Early Intervention
McKillip, Mary; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2019
Teachers in Georgia's public schools are unhappy about low pay and poor working conditions impacting their ability to provide a quality education to all students. A qualified teaching staff is an essential resource needed to give students a meaningful opportunity to succeed in school. Despite recent funding increases, Georgia districts are hiring…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Educational Finance
Fine, Cindy – Education Law Center, 2019
The information provided in this guide helps explain the laws affecting the rights of students with disabilities in transition planning cases in New Jersey. Sections include: (1) What Does "Transition" Mean for High School Students with Disabilities? (2) When Must Transition Planning and Transition Services Begin? (3) What Is the…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Students with Disabilities, High School Students
Education Law Center, 2019
Parents, guardians, caregivers and school administrators will sometimes disagree over whether a student may enroll in or continue to attend a public school based on his or her place of residence. The information in this manual is designed to help parents, guardians and caregivers understand New Jersey's public school residency rules and to inform…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Residence Requirements, School Law, Place of Residence
Education Law Center, 2019
In the 2009 "Abbott v. Burke XX" decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court approved the SFRA formula as a replacement for the previously Court-ordered "parity" and "supplemental funding" remedies for the longstanding violation of the constitutional right to a thorough and efficient education of students in 31 urban, or…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Constitutional Law, Student Rights
Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2018
Trenton Public Schools (TPS) have faced multiple years of fiscal turmoil as the district struggles to provide students with the resources required to meet the State's Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCSS). Under the tenure of Governor Chris Christie, the State failed to provide the state aid needed to support the district's budget, eroding…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Finance, Budgets, Financial Problems
Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2018
One of the most misunderstood aspects of New Jersey's school funding formula is the role of adjustment aid, one of several school aid categories paid directly by the state. Although adjustment is distributed to over 100 districts across the state, this policy brief focuses specifically on the unique circumstances facing Jersey City in an effort to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, State Aid, Urban Schools
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