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All ELC news stories are archived here in reverse chronological order. They are also categorized by state in the menu on the left, with New Jersey further broken out into separate subject areas.

ELC UPDATES AND EXPANDS ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Published on: October 16, 2017

A newly updated and expanded version of ELC's "Education Rights of Homeless Students: A Guide for Advocates" is now available.

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PENNSYLVANIA AND KANSAS COURTS RULE IN FAVOR OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: October 5, 2017

Plaintiffs in school funding cases recently scored wins in Kansas and Pennsylvania. Both courts issued opinions upholding the constitutional rights of children to an adequate education.

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FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT ALLOWS LAWSUIT TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF FLINT CHILDREN TO PROCEED

Published on: September 29, 2017

The city's children, represented by ELC and the ACLU of Michigan, argue that the Flint public schools must do more to provide students affected by exposure to lead a meaningful opportunity to succeed in school.

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ELC LEADING THE FIGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS

Published on: September 26, 2017

As a national leader in defending the right to education, ELC currently represents public school children in courtrooms from New York to Michigan. Here's a roundup of our major pending cases.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON SCHOOLS WORSENS

Published on: September 6, 2017

A recent complaint investigation report issued by the NJDOE found Paterson out of compliance with special education requirements pertaining to preschool students in the district.

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ORAL ARGUMENT SET FOR APPEAL IN “SMALL CITIES” SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: August 30, 2017

Oral argument on the appeal of the trial court ruling Maisto v. State of New York will be heard by the Appellate Division, Third Department, on September 5.

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STATE REJECTS 95% OF EMERGENT REPAIRS IN SDA SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: August 21, 2017

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for "emergent" facilities repairs submitted by 23 SDA districts, the NJDOE has approved state funding for only 15 repairs.

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TRIAL COMPLETED IN NEW MEXICO EDUCATION RIGHTS CASE

Published on: August 10, 2017

Trial testimony has wrapped up in Martinez v. State. The outcome of this case will have a major impact on the rights of New Mexico students to a quality education under the State constitution.

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