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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 PUBLIC SCHOOL ADVOCATES SCORE KEY VICTORIES IN 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Published on: June 10, 2021

Their uphill climb to success illustrates the power of sustaining multi-faceted campaigns for school funding reform that combine grassroots organizing, coalition building, communications and litigation.

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NJDOE PLANS TO RESUME GRADUATION TESTING

Published on: June 9, 2021

Here is the text for the blurb: The NJDOE is planning to resume high school graduation testing next school year, including a new 11th-grade test and a new set of graduation rules for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

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GEORGIA STUDENTS NEED ADEQUATELY FUNDED SCHOOLS, NOT ANOTHER CULTURE WAR

Published on: June 9, 2021

Fund Georgia’s Future is challenging Gov. Kemp to meet his stated goal of providing the state’s students with “the highest quality education” by ensuring adequate and equitable school funding instead of attacking CRT.

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BILL TO EXTEND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES NOW BEFORE GOVERNOR MURPHY

Published on: June 8, 2021

ELC is calling on Governor Murphy to quickly sign a bill to assist older students with significant disabilities who lost critical transition services during the pandemic.

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REGISTER NOW FOR 6/17 WEBINAR, "LESSONS FROM NEW JERSEY'S ABBOTT PRESCHOOL: BUILDING A NATIONAL SYSTEM OF HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION"

Published on: June 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the ELC/NIEER-sponsored 6/17 webinar: Lesson’s from NJ’s Abbott Preschool: Building a National System of High Quality Early Education.

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ELC COMPLAINT: NJDOE FAILING ON PANDEMIC-RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: June 4, 2021

NJ students with disabilities have been among the hardest hit by school closures during the pandemic, with many losing access to essential services required by the federal IDEA and their IEPs.

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$840 MILLION FEDERAL DOLLARS REMAIN OFF-LIMITS TO MICHIGAN SCHOOLS

Published on: June 3, 2021

Federal funds intended to provide urgently needed resources to students and schools have been held up by Republican legislators’ attempt to wrest emergency public health power from the Governor.

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APPELLATE COURT: STATE VIOLATED EDUCATION RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NY’S SMALL CITY DISTRICTS

Published on: June 1, 2021

The Court found the State violated the rights of students in eight high-needs school districts to the constitutional guarantee of a sound basic education, reversing a trial judge ruling in the case.

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