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.
5 STEPS TO IMPROVE THE FY18 STATE BUDGET FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN
Published on: March 29, 2017
Governor Christie's proposed school aid budget for FY18 - the seventh straight year with an SFRA increase - is another blow to public school children.
NEW YORK APPEALS COURT ORDERS CUOMO ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
Published on: March 27, 2017
In a major victory for parents, a NY appeals court has ordered the State to immediately release over $69 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across NY.
ASSEMBLY REJECTS RULES REQUIRING PARCC FOR GRADUATION
Published on: March 24, 2017
The NJ State Assembly recently voted to reject state regulations that make passing the controversial PARCC exams a requirement for high school graduation.
TIME FOR STATE TO ADDRESS EMERGENT HEALTH AND SAFETY REPAIRS IN URBAN SCHOOLS
Published on: March 23, 2017
Almost six months since submitting lists of urgently needed facilities repair requests, urban school districts are still waiting for the NJDOE to make decisions on which repairs will be addressed and when.
ELC URGES LEGISLATURE TO AGAIN REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S RECYCLED VOUCHER PROPOSAL
Published on: March 15, 2017
In addition to shortchanging school districts, Governor Christie resurrected his voucher proposal in his proposed FY18 State Budget. Legislators once again need to just say no to vouchers.
PARENTS ASK NY APPEALS COURT TO RELEASE ILLEGALLY FROZEN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS
Published on: March 7, 2017
Parents of students in three public schools are asking a NY appeals court to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grant funds frozen a year ago under Governor Cuomo.
ELC URGES CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT TO OVERTURN SCHOOL FUNDING DECISION
Published on: March 2, 2017
ELC has filed an amicus brief in Connecticut's pending school funding litigation. The controversial and widely criticized September 2016 trial court ruling is now on appeal before the State Supreme Court.
STATEMENT FROM DAVID G. SCIARRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATION LAW CENTER, ON SCHOOL AID IN GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S PROPOSED FY18 STATE BUDGET
Published on: March 1, 2017
Governor Christie made the right decision by not trying to force his so-called "fairness formula" in the FY18 State Budget. But the Governor is dead wrong when he calls the SFRA a "disaster."