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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.

192 NJ DISTRICTS NOW SPENDING BELOW "T&E"

Published on: May 14, 2018

A new ELC analysis shows that 192 NJ school districts, serving over 682,000 students, are spending below "adequacy" in 2017-18 under SFRA, the state's weighted student funding formula.

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TIME TO REPLENISH FUNDING FOR NEW JERSEY’S SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: May 10, 2018

ELC Executive Director David Sciarra recently issued the call to action to replenish funds for school construction in testimony to the Legislature's Joint Committee on the Public Schools.

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NEW YORK CITY PARENTS TAKE FIGHT TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE TO COURT

Published on: April 16, 2018

NYC parents represented by ELC filed a lawsuit against the NY Education Commissioner to demand smaller classes in NYC public schools.

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NJDOE URGED TO RESCIND CHRISTIE-ERA GRADUATION RULES

Published on: April 11, 2018

ELC and ACLU-NJ are urging the NJDOE to withdraw the high school graduation policies illegally imposed by the Christie Administration in 2016.

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FLINT LEAD CRISIS: SETTLEMENT TO LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO ASSESS IMPACTS ON FLINT CHILDREN

Published on: April 3, 2018

Attorneys for Flint schoolchildren reached a historic agreement to establish an unprecedented program to provide universal screening to all Flint children impacted by the water crisis.

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GAO REPORT: TAKE A VOUCHER AND FORFEIT SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: April 2, 2018

Given the growth of vouchers for students with disabilities, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about the impact of vouchers on special education rights is alarming.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY BEGINS TO FILL THE SCHOOL FUNDING HOLE LEFT BY HIS PREDECESSOR

Published on: March 27, 2018

Gov. Murphy's proposed FY19 education budget is the first in eight years to distribute state aid according to the SFRA, and it puts the state on a path towards full funding for all school districts.

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SCHOOL FUNDING LITIGATION FROM COAST TO COAST

Published on: March 23, 2018

School funding lawsuits challenging inadequate education resources, outcomes and opportunities, especially for at-risk students, continue in state trial, appellate and supreme courts across the country.

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