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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.

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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STATE INVESTIGATION FINDS PATERSON FAILED TO PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2017

After conducting an investigation requested by ELC, the NJDOE concluded that during the current school year the Paterson school district failed to provide legally required services to numerous students with disabilities.

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FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN NEW JERSEY’S LOW AND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS

Published on: May 16, 2017

Under Governor Christie, funding gaps between school districts with the highest and lowest student poverty rates continue to grow, increasing four-fold to a staggering $3,875 per pupil since 2008-2009.

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NJDOE AGAIN DISREGARDS LAW IN PROPOSING CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION

Published on: May 10, 2017

In formal comments filed with the New Jersey State Board of Education, ELC strongly opposed the Board's latest attempt to expand the charter school program beyond the original intent of the law.

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ELC TAKES ON SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON DISTRICT

Published on: April 20, 2017

ELC has filed three complaints asking the NJDOE to investigate the failure of the State-operated Paterson Public Schools to comply with special education mandates. The complaints allege severe, district-wide deficiencies in compliance with federal and state law.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION LEGACY: STARVE SCHOOLS, ABANDON STUDENTS

Published on: April 12, 2017

Governor Christie's last State Budget seals his public education legacy. NJ public schools have endured a near total deprivation of the aid required under the SFRA formula during his two terms.

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