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... plaintiffs, which are the group of urban districts that have waged a long and successful battle in new jersey
courts for special needs funding to adequately educate their students, most of whom are low-income and members of minority groups. The Abbott districts brought their last legal action this spring after Governor Chris Christie vetoed the 2010 state budget that would have provided full education funding under the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA).
The Bacon districts have been battling si...
...er, California (Ranking Member)
Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
Donald M. Payne, new jersey
Robert E. Andrews, new jersey
Robert C. Scott, Virginia
Lynn C. Woolsey, California
Rubén Hinojosa, Texas
Carolyn McCarthy, New York
John F. Tierney, Massachusetts
Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio
Rush D. Holt, new jersey
Susan A. Davis, California
...increasing number of sites-from the Johnson Space Center in Texas, to the Liberty Science Center in new jersey
to the Museum of Radio and TV in Los Angeles allow students the thrill of real-time interaction with people, places, animals, works of art, historical documents, etc. across the nation and around the world. Virtual field trips allow students, no matter their location, the opportunity to see, experience, and talk with the world beyond their local community.
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...dges' Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, Hanushek and Linseth looked at cases in Kentucky, new jersey
, Wyoming, and Massachusetts, and concluded that, except for Massachusetts, the rulings in the cases did not improve student performance
Baker and Welner were inspired to revisit these four finance lawsuits after the book was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion for its proposition that increased funding, and specifically judicially-ordered funding, do not improve student achiev...
...ut it is not always clear.
For example, plaintiffs in school finance lawsuits in both Kentucky and new jersey
won victories considered groundbreaking in scope, despite education clauses generally characterized as “weak.” Weak clauses typically put forth a minimal requirement for the state, such as “to provide and maintain a system of free public schools.”
Types of Clauses
In a number of states with more recently adopted constitutions, weak education clauses have been r...
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...erty, and fifteen states are "flat," with no provisions either way. The report identified new jersey
, Massachusetts, and Vermont as notable exceptions to the overall trend.
Baker highlights an even more damaging effect. Several aid formulas actually increase funding inequities by allocating more money to the wealthiest districts with the fewest students in need. North Carolina and Texas, two states with very large rural student enrollments, fall into this category.
Some states ar...
...raduating). Nebraska is second with a 93.9% graduation rate and is followed by Connecticut (93.8%), new jersey
(93.3%), Iowa (89.5%), Illinois (88.6%), Ohio (87.2%), Pennsylvania (85.8%), South Dakota (85.4%), and Utah (85.0%).
(Source: Why Rural Matters, 2009)
Read more from the August 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
...is the percentage of rural students who qualify for special education services is highest?
Answer: new jersey
, at 27.3%, has the highest rate of rural students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), followed by New Mexico (18.5%), Arizona (18.1%), Kentucky, (18.1%), Maine (18%), and West Virginia (17.7%). The national average is 14.0%.
Read more from the March 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
...es for rural instructional staff at $74,800, followed by Alaska at $74,193, Connecticut at $73,632, new jersey
at $65,674, and California at $65,120. Actual salary levels may vary widely between districts.
Read more from the June 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
.... New York is followed by Alaska at $74,193 per instructional staff member; Connecticut at $73,632; new jersey
at $65,674; and California at $65,120. The national rural average is $51,111.
Read more from the May 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
...nt on instruction than any other state. Alaska is followed by New York ($10,214), Wyoming ($9,333), new jersey
($8,783), Vermont ($8,651), Connecticut ($8,604), Rhode Island ($8,438), New Hampshire ($7,899), Massachusetts ($7,473), and Maryland ($7,095).
(Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.)
Read more from the April 2013 Rural Policy Matters....
...and get inside musical cultures that I had not grown up in.”
Valenti, who is originally from new jersey
, saw a great opportunity at Traditional Song Week, part of Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.
“This is something I could not have done without the Fellowship. It was a life-changing experience, personally and professionally,” she says.
The week-long Traditional Song workshop included three strands, Valenti explains. “African-American traditional gospel, sp...
HB 945 and SF636:
A 3947, binding arbitration for school employees
SB5, which altered most law affecting public employees, including teachers:
Teacher Due Process Act:
...hire and Wyoming both poverty rates and the number of people living in poverty dropped slightly. In new jersey
, New Mexico, and Washington State both the number and percentage of people in poverty increased.
Rates of overall child poverty fell very slightly between 2012 and 2013, from 22.6% to 22.2%. But despite the slight decline, child poverty rates remain higher than they were in 2007 at the onset of the Great Recession when 18.0% of American children lived in poverty. Child p...
...akes few specific policy recommendations regarding the overreliance on property taxes, but he cites new jersey
and Ohio as examples of funding systems that mitigate inequity driven by property tax disparities with progressive state aid systems.
Inexplicably, Corcoran closes his chapter with a call for district consolidation in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and Missouri as a method for reducing inequity. However, he cites no evidence to support this strategy. The recommendation is particular...