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.
NJ GRAD RATE RISES, BUT BIG PROBLEM LOOMS
Published on: January 18, 2017
The NJDOE's 2016 high school graduation report notes that the rate rose above 90%, but the report doesn't mention that this progress will be undermined by recently adopted regulations that make PARCC exams the state's sole graduation test by 2021.
CONNECTICUT COURT RULING COULD HURT, NOT HELP, VULNERABLE STUDENTS
Published on: December 15, 2016
The Connecticut school funding decision issued in September was hailed as "sweeping" and "unprecedented," but the actual legal conclusions and orders set off alarm bells.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS TO STATE TREASURER: OBEY COURT ORDER, STOP ESA PROGRAM
Published on: December 6, 2016
Plaintiffs in the Lopez v. Schwartz lawsuit notified the Nevada Attorney General that the actions of the State Treasurer to continue promoting ESA vouchers violate a court order permanently blocking the ESA program.
NEW DATA SHOWS NEED TO REVISE NJDOE GRADUATION POLICIES
Published on: December 5, 2016
Newly released data from the NJDOE shows that only 9% of seniors passed the Department’s new PARCC graduation requirement in 2016, and more than 50,000 relied on options the NJDOE is currently phasing out to earn their diplomas.
ELC STANDING UP FOR EDUCATION RIGHTS ACROSS THE NATION
Published on: November 30, 2016
ELC represents public school children in courts across the country to address egregious violations of their education rights. Here's a recap of our current litigation.
BUILDING FIREWALLS: PROTECTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE TRUMP ERA
Published on: November 29, 2016
With the selection of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Donald Trump has made good on his promise to do everything possible under his administration to undermine and weaken America's public education system.
SCHOOL FUNDING CAP VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT FINDS
Published on: November 1, 2016
Court determines New Hampshire students have a constitutional right to an adequate education and declares State's funding cap unconstitutional.
REPORT REVEALS ILLEGAL ADMISSIONS POLICIES AT CHARTER SCHOOLS
Published on: October 28, 2016
Over 20 percent of all California charter schools have enrollment policies that violate state and federal law, according to the report "Unequal Access," released in August by the ACLU SoCal and Public Advocates of San Francisco.