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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.

SDA DISTRICTS LACK FACILITIES CAPACITY TO MEET STUDENT NEEDS

Published on: November 20, 2017

A school facilities needs assessment completed by the NJDOE found that two-thirds of SDA districts do not have adequate space to meet student needs.

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ELC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE, CONTINUES STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH ETS

Published on: November 15, 2017

Lenora Green, Executive Director of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, has joined the ELC Board of Trustees.

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IN SMALL CITIES FUNDING CASE NY APPELLATE DIVISION COURT UPHOLDS CAMPAIGN FOR FISCAL EQUITY

Published on: October 26, 2017

The Appeals Court unanimously reversed the trial judge's ruling and ordered the trial court to examine the evidence regarding inputs, outputs, and causation.

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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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