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 IV
Published on: August 8, 2016
Governor Chris Christie’s so-called "Fairness” funding plan would cause staggering budget cuts in some of New Jersey’s poorest districts, forcing as many as 14,000 teachers, guidance counselors and other support staff to be cut, an ELC analysis shows.
NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE
Published on: July 26, 2016
ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.
LAWSUIT SAYS FUNDING IN MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOL LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION
Published on: July 26, 2016
On July 11, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a lawsuit alleging that the school funding provisions of the state charter school law passed by the Mississippi Legislature are unconstitutional.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART III
Published on: July 25, 2016
The Governor is Wrong on Student Achievement
The facts show NJ's most disadvantaged students making substantial gains over the last 15 years, and studies have documented the positive connection between increased funding and improved student outcomes.
EDUCATION FINANCE STUDY RECOMMENDS FAIR FUNDING SYSTEM FOR MICHIGAN
Published on: July 20, 2016
In June, the State of Michigan released the Michigan Education Finance Study prepared by APA. The APA finance study team concluded that, "Michigan should work to create a more equitable state funding system."
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART II
Published on: July 19, 2016
The Right Way to Calculate – And Compare – District Funding
The most accurate way to compare resources in NJ districts is using a calculation – “funding per weighted pupil” – that acknowledges that the cost of educating students is not the same, but varies based on the characteristics of a district’s enrollment.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART I
Published on: July 14, 2016
The Governor is Wrong on How Much Districts Spend
Governor Christie attempts to justify his plan to take massive amounts of school aid away from districts with the most disadvantaged students by making claims about NJ school funding that just aren’t true.
NEVADA SCHOOL DISTRICTS FACE SIGNIFICANT BUDGET DEFICITS
Published on: July 8, 2016
The final education budget adopted, in June 2015, by the Nevada Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium does little to improve school funding overall and reduces most districts' general operating budgets for the 2015-2016 school year, an analysis by ENN! shows.