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.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART VI
Published on: September 20, 2016
Governor Christie appears to be on a mission to dismantle one of the most successful education programs for poor communities in the nation: New Jersey's high quality, full-day, public preschool program for three- and four-year-olds.
COURT FAILS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NY SMALL CITIES
Published on: September 19, 2016
ELC, as attorneys on the legal team representing the school children in NY’s Small Cities school districts, released the following statement on Judge Kimberly O’Connor’s decision issued today in Maisto v. State of NY.
STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S NJ SUPREME COURT FILING
Published on: September 16, 2016
Governor Chris Christie’s appeal today to the NJ Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case is completely without merit.
COURT DECLARES CONNECTICUT EDUCATION SYSTEM VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION
Published on: September 12, 2016
Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawser issued his post-trial decision, in CCJEFF v. Rell, finding that the state was not fulfilling its duty under the state constitution to provide children with a fair opportunity for a high school education, and ordering the state to submit remedial proposals within 180 days.
WILL GOVERNOR CHRISTIE BAN SUSPENSIONS, EXPULSIONS THROUGH THE SECOND GRADE?
Published on: September 6, 2016
Governor Christie has had Senate Bill 2081, which bans most expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade on his desk for two months. He must act on the legislation by September 8.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART V
Published on: August 22, 2016
Governor Christie claims property taxes will be reduced in NJ towns where state aid will increase under his plan to redistribute school funding. Yet he conveniently ignores the fact that his plan will also raise property taxes in the 143 school districts targeted for massive cuts in school aid.
STATE RESPONDS TO ELC DEMAND FOR EMERGENT PROJECTS FUNDING
Published on: August 11, 2016
The NJDOE and SDA have responded to a demand by ELC to commence a new round of funding for emergent projects in New Jersey urban school buildings.
PLAINTIFFS URGE SUPREME COURT OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ACT
Published on: August 10, 2016
Plaintiffs in Abbeville v. State filed their response to the State's "Joint Report" submitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court, arguing that the report failed to comply with the Court's earlier ruling.