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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.

AGREEMENT EXTENDS GRADUATION PATHWAYS FOR ALL CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Published on: June 6, 2019

An agreement reached with the New Jersey Department of Education will provide clear pathways to graduation for all current high school students.

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NJ LEGISLATURE: GET TO WORK ON FACILITIES FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS, NOT JUST VO-TECHS

Published on: June 3, 2019

ELC is renewing its call for the Legislature to begin work on comprehensive legislation to increase funding for school facilities construction and improvements for all school districts across the state.

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LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE MANDATE TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS MOVES FORWARD

Published on: May 28, 2019

The plaintiffs in a legal action to enforce a mandate to reduce class size in New York City public schools filed their brief on May 23 in an Albany appellate court.

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166 NJ DISTRICTS NOW FUNDED BELOW “T&E”

Published on: May 14, 2019

In 2018-19, 166 New Jersey school districts serving over 662,000 or almost half of all students statewide are funded below “adequacy” under the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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KANSAS LEGISLATURE SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISSUE MOVES TO SUPREME COURT

Published on: April 24, 2019

The Kansas Legislature has appropriated only a quarter of its funding target for public education, prompting another review by the Kansas Supreme Court to determine compliance in the Gannon v. State school funding lawsuit.

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NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REMAINS BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

Published on: April 17, 2019

In the final FY20 New York State Budget, 128 high need school districts continue to be shortchanged billions in Foundation Aid through the formula that determines the level of funding for each district.

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UPDATED GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY SCHOOL RESIDENCY RIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE

Published on: April 17, 2019

ELC has released a revised school residency guide, part of the "Know Your Rights" series of guides published to provide information to protect the education rights of public school students.

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AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTS MAINE'S DECISION NOT TO USE PUBLIC FUNDING ON SECTARIAN SCHOOLS

Published on: April 16, 2019

Public Funds Public Schools has joined the National Education Association and the Maine Education Association in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting Maine's decision not to use public school funding on tuition at private religious schools.

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