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6-16-17 Education in the News
NJ Spotlight--Interactive Map: Charting the Ups and Downs of Dems’ School-Aid Plan For critics it’s not just a matter of winners and losers; NJEA dismisses strategy as ‘sick scheme’ for proposing school budget cuts so late in the day A day after Democratic leaders announced a $125 million plan for increasing overall state funding to New Jersey’s public schools next year, the leadership released details about which districts would gain and which would lose...'

Star Ledger--Democrats say millionaires tax could fix school funding after Christie's gone TRENTON -- A day after Democratic state lawmakers announced a compromise that would increase school funding by $125 million, the legislative leaders said Thursday they're now ready to present their proposal to Gov. Chris Christie. The plan would add $100 million in new K-12 funding and $25 million to expand pre-kindergarten, and most notably, reallocate $46 million in existing school funding to some of the state's neediest districts...'

Philadelphia Inquirer--Who wins, who loses in N.J.'s new school funding plan TRENTON — Secretaries and custodians who recently lost jobs in the Kingsway Regional School District may soon be hired back if lawmakers and Gov. Christie agree on a deal that would portion out extra aid to some districts around the state...'

NJ Spotlight--Interactive Map: Charting the Ups and Downs of Dems’ School-Aid Plan

For critics it’s not just a matter of winners and losers; NJEA dismisses strategy as ‘sick scheme’ for proposing school budget cuts so late in the day

  A day after Democratic leaders announced a $125 million plan for increasing overall state funding to New Jersey’s public schools next year, the leadership released details about which districts would gain and which would lose.

Now, the public debate is poised to begin, perhaps even among the Democrats’ supporters.

Compiled by the Office of Legislative Services, the release laid out how the Democratic proposal would break down for the state’s nearly 600 districts, with close to 380 standing to gain some dollars and 120 in line for some reductions.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/06/15/interactive-map-charting-the-ups-and-downs-of-dems-school-aid-plan/

John Mooney | June 16, 2017

 

Philadelphia Inquirer--Who wins, who loses in N.J.'s new school funding plan

TRENTON — Secretaries and custodians who recently lost jobs in the Kingsway Regional School District may soon be hired back if lawmakers and Gov. Christie agree on a deal that would portion out extra aid to some districts around the state.

 

“For the first time in a very long time, I’m optimistic,” Superintendent James Lavender said Thursday.

His Gloucester County district would get an additional $820,000 in state aid — a 9.2 percent increase — under an agreement reached Wednesday by New Jersey’s top lawmakers, who had been in a stalemate over how to address a chronic funding shortfall and imbalance in distribution of aid among the state’s public schools.

In Burlington County, meanwhile, Michael Harris was considering technology and STEM lab investments that he might have to cut.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/nj/nj-school-funding-winners-losers-christie-20170615.html

Maddie Hanna, Trenton Bureau| Updated: June 15, 2017 — 7:20 PM EDT

 


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