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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.

INCREASE NJ SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS FOR ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: June 14, 2018

ELC opposes A3902, legislation authorizing $1 billion in bonds for school facilities projects in county vocational schools and security upgrades, calling instead for comprehensive legislation for all districts.

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AID CUTS LOOM FOR STUDENTS IN 188 NJ DISTRICTS

Published on: June 6, 2018

If enacted, NJ Senate Bill 2 would cut $615 million in state aid from 188 school districts over the next 5-7 years, impacting thousands of students across the state.

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STATEMENT FROM DAVID SCIARRA, EDUCATION LAW CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON TODAY'S FILING IN LATINO ACTION NETWORK V. STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Published on: May 16, 2018

ELC fully supports the lawsuit challenging the intense racial and socio-economic isolation of students in NJ's public school system.

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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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