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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.

MINNESOTA HIGH COURT ALLOWS CLAIM OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL SEGREGATION TO MOVE FORWARD

Published on: July 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court has determined that claims of public school segregation brought under the State constitution's education clause may be abjudicated by the courts.

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NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FUNDING FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: July 24, 2018

In a major victory for New Mexico public school children, the district court found that inadequate school funding violates the constitutional rights of economically disadvantaged students, ELLs and Native American students.

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FIGHTING TO KEEP THE COURTS OPEN TO FLORIDA AND DELAWARE STUDENTS

Published on: July 10, 2018

ELC has filed "friend of the court" briefs in Florida and Delaware, urging the courts to allow lawsuits challenging inadequate education funding to proceed to trial.

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NJ LEGISLATURE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: SOME PROGRESS, REAL THREATS

Published on: July 9, 2018

Here's a recap of the major actions taken by the NJ Legislature at the end of June impacting the state's 1.4 million public school students.

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A VOUCHER BY ANY OTHER NAME

Published on: June 28, 2018

Defenders of public education can't allow voucher programs and their well-established problems to hide behind cleverly crafted and deceiving labels like "ESA."

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CHALLENGE TO TEACHER TENURE IN NEW JERSEY FAILS AGAIN

Published on: June 27, 2018

A NJ appeals court has affirmed the 2017 dismissal by a trial court of a case seeking to strike down provisions of the state's teacher tenure law.

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NJ LEGISLATORS CAN’T FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT WILL SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2018

A bill fast-tracked in the NJ Legislature would require the State to send millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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NJ LEGISLATURE POISED TO HAND OVER CAMDEN STUDENTS TO CHARTER CHAINS & STUDENT RECORDS TO PRIVATE ENTITY

Published on: June 18, 2018

A bill fast-tracked by the NJ Legislature would allow the State-operated Camden school district to turn over operation of most, if not all, of its enrollment and schools to three out-of-state charter groups.

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