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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.

LATEST PARCC RESULTS CONFIRM NEED TO REJECT NEW GRADUATION RULES

Published on: August 8, 2017

Recently released statewide results from the 2017 PARCC exams showed modest gains, but if new graduation regulations remain in effect, thousands of students could be at risk of not graduating.

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NOTED EARLY EDUCATION EXPERT ELLEN FREDE JOINS ELC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Published on: August 3, 2017

ELC is proud to announce that Dr. Ellen Frede, Co-Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), has joined the organization's Board of Trustees.

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NEW JERSEY BEGINS LONG ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 26, 2017

After months of uncertainty, NJ school districts have been informed of the amount of state aid they will receive for the upcoming school year. Many districts will receive an increase, but other districts are experiencing cuts.

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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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