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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.

MONEY MATTERS: EVIDENCE SUPPORTING GREATER INVESTMENT IN PK-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: October 5, 2022

ELC, ETS, and LPI will virtually convene leading experts on educational equity on Wednesday, November 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET to discuss the latest research on the impacts of increased education spending in PK -12 public education to improve student achievement.

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NEW REPORT: ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS REMAIN SEVERELY UNDER-RESOURCED DESPITE FUNDING REFORM LAW

Published on: September 27, 2022

State must boost funding by more than $1 billion per year to meet law’s 2027 deadline

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DRAMATIC INCREASE IN FLOW OF DOLLARS FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FUNDS PRIVATE EDUCATION IN FLORIDA

Published on: September 19, 2022

State school aid diverted from districts to private school vouchers has reached an estimated $1.3 billion according to a new research report by ELC and Florida Policy Institute.

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POST CARSON V. MAKIN: HOW CAN WE PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION?

Published on: September 16, 2022

This webinar will focus on the national implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing religious schools to participate in Maine’s public school system and what advocates can do.

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1973 TO 2023: ELC TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS!

Published on: September 12, 2022

To celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking successes in the courtroom and statehouse, ELC is excited to announce a series of events to lift up past accomplishments, highlight current work, and share our vision.

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THOUSANDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS REMOVED FROM NJ’S OFFICIAL FEDERAL GRADUATION RATE

Published on: August 10, 2022

The change is the result of two factors: the state’s “exit test” to earn a diploma, and the USED will no longer allow IEP waivers from the testing requirement to be included in the federal graduation rate.

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TIME TO DITCH NEW JERSEY’S HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM?

Published on: August 8, 2022

For the third time in four years, NJ’s graduation testing requirement has been suspended, most recently by the State Legislature.

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SCHOOL FUNDING IN THE FY23 NJ STATE BUDGET: TRENDING UPWARD BUT FARTHER TO GO

Published on: August 4, 2022

The budget takes important steps to reestablish NJ’s historic commitment to a fair and equitable system of financing the state’s public schools, but concerns remain.

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