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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.

ELC CALLS ON NJ TO JOIN STATES’ LAWSUIT TO STRIKE DOWN SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL CARES ACT RULE

Published on: July 9, 2020

ELC is calling on NJ to join a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to reduce critically needed federal emergency funds from the state’s public schools.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY TAKES $330 MILLION IN SCHOOL FUNDING OFF THE TABLE

Published on: June 24, 2020

The impact of the Governor’s proposal will fall most heavily on NJ’s low wealth districts segregated by poverty and race as they rely more on state aid.

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EVERY CHILD NC: EDUCATION EQUITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN NORTH CAROLINA

Published on: June 22, 2020

NC community and civil rights leaders, parents, students, educators and advocates recently announced a new statewide campaign to push for bold and equitable investments in the state’s public schools.

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TARGETING FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS TO NJ DISTRICTS SEGREGATED BY POVERTY AND RACE

Published on: June 15, 2020

ELC urges the NJ Legislature to use the weighted enrollment counts of low-income students and ELLs in the SFRA to distribute federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to school districts.

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COVID-19 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Published on: June 9, 2020

ELC has released an FAQ to respond to the urgent need for information about the rights of students with disabilities while schools are closed and remote learning is taking place.

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NEVADA NEEDS A REAL SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA, NOW MORE THAN EVER

Published on: June 9, 2020

ELC has released a report on Nevada’s new school funding formula arguing that it must be based on the actual cost of programs, staff and services needed by at-risk students.

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ELC ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DIRECT NJDOE TO REJECT SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL GUIDANCE ON CARES ACT FUNDS

Published on: June 4, 2020

ELC is calling on the NJ Attorney General to advise the NJDOE not to follow Secretary DeVos’ legally erroneous guidance on allocating CARES Act funds for schools.

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DISMANTLING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM

Published on: June 2, 2020

ELC stands with #BlackLivesMatter as we redouble our commitment to dismantling institutional racism once and for all and to building a just, fair and inclusive future.

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