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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.

KANSAS SUPREME COURT: CHAMPIONS OF FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 11, 2017

The Kansas Supreme Court stood firmly on established precedent when, on March 2, the Justices declared Kansas school funding inadequate to support the actual cost of educating students to meet the state's academic standards.

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CUOMO ADMINISTRATION, UNDER COURT ORDER, RELEASES SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Published on: March 30, 2017

The Cuomo administration has finally released $69 million in two-year improvement grant funds designated for 20 high poverty schools across the state, as required by a March 23 order issued by a NY Appellate Court.

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5 STEPS TO IMPROVE THE FY18 STATE BUDGET FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 29, 2017

Governor Christie's proposed school aid budget for FY18 - the seventh straight year with an SFRA increase - is another blow to public school children.

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NEW YORK APPEALS COURT ORDERS CUOMO ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Published on: March 27, 2017

In a major victory for parents, a NY appeals court has ordered the State to immediately release over $69 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across NY.

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ASSEMBLY REJECTS RULES REQUIRING PARCC FOR GRADUATION

Published on: March 24, 2017

The NJ State Assembly recently voted to reject state regulations that make passing the controversial PARCC exams a requirement for high school graduation.

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TIME FOR STATE TO ADDRESS EMERGENT HEALTH AND SAFETY REPAIRS IN URBAN SCHOOLS

Published on: March 23, 2017

Almost six months since submitting lists of urgently needed facilities repair requests, urban school districts are still waiting for the NJDOE to make decisions on which repairs will be addressed and when.

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ELC URGES LEGISLATURE TO AGAIN REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S RECYCLED VOUCHER PROPOSAL

Published on: March 15, 2017

In addition to shortchanging school districts, Governor Christie resurrected his voucher proposal in his proposed FY18 State Budget. Legislators once again need to just say no to vouchers.

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PARENTS ASK NY APPEALS COURT TO RELEASE ILLEGALLY FROZEN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS

Published on: March 7, 2017

Parents of students in three public schools are asking a NY appeals court to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grant funds frozen a year ago under Governor Cuomo.

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