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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.

NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE

Published on: July 6, 2017

NYC Parents, Public Advocate Letitia James, Class Size Matters, and the Alliance for Quality Education filed a petition charging the NYC DOE with failing to reduce class sizes as mandated by the Contract for Excellence Law.

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NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS FIRM ON STUDENTS’ RIGHTS

Published on: June 27, 2017

ELC welcomes the court's ruling that allows the legal challenge to inadequate school funding to proceed to trial. 

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VOUCHER WATCH LAUNCHED TO COMBAT USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLING

Published on: June 20, 2017

ELC and Munger Tolles announce the launch of Voucher Watch, an initiative to inform and assist advocates as they oppose the establishment and expansion of vouchers in their states.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND SCHOOL FUNDING ON TRIAL IN NEW MEXICO

Published on: June 19, 2017

A trial whose outcome could determine the future quality of education for New Mexico's 339,000 public school children started in a Santa Fe courtroom on June 12.

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ELC AND LEGAL SCHOLARS ARGUE SEGREGATION VIOLATES MINNESOTA'S RIGHT TO EDUCATION

Published on: June 12, 2017

ELC and leading education law scholars have filed an amicus brief before the Minnesota Supreme Court supporting the court's authority to adjudicate de facto segregation in the public schools. 

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President Trump's Proposed Education Budget: The Impact on New Jersey

Published on: June 6, 2017

This is how the proposed budget, which would cut essential programs that support preschoolers, at-risk students and teachers, would affect NJ's public schools.

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BIG SETBACK FOR VOUCHERS IN NEVADA

Published on: June 5, 2017

Nevada lawmakers decisively rejected Governor Sandoval's proposal to spend $60 million in public funds to review an ESA voucher program previously declared unconstitutional by the Nevada Supreme Court.

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THOUSANDS OF NJ STUDENTS WILL SUFFER IF DISTRICTS LOSE ADJUSTMENT AID

Published on: June 1, 2017

The loss of adjustment aid under Senate President Sweeney's school funding plan would trigger deep and recurring cuts in essential teachers, support staff and programs for 200 districts around the state.

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