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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 MURPHY ADMINISTRATION TO WAIVE GRADUATION TEST FOR CLASS OF 2022

Published on: July 20, 2021

The anticipated resumption of normal schooling in the fall does not undo the impact of the multiple year suspension of state testing for incoming seniors.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COVID-19 FUNDS FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: July 8, 2021

ELC has prepared a Primer on Federal COVID Funds for NJ Schools that answers key questions on the amounts and distribution of these funds, totaling $4.3 billion.

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AFTER YEARS OF SUSTAINED ADVOCACY, NY TAKES BIG STEP TOWARDS FULL SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 8, 2021

A new ELC analysis demonstrates that the aid increases will benefit schools in the state’s highest poverty districts, consistent with the original goal of the school funding formula.

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AS PRESIDENT BIDEN CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K, EXPERTS DISCUSS ABBOTT PRESCHOOL AS NATIONAL MODEL

Published on: June 24, 2021

ELC and NIEER convened a panel of experts to discuss how the NJ Supreme Court-ordered Abbott Preschool Program serves as a national model for the effective delivery of high quality early education.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER STATEMENT ON NJ SUPREME COURT'S RULING ON CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Published on: June 22, 2021

The decision affirms the fundamental responsibility of the Commissioner of Education to evaluate and address racial segregation and the segregation of students with disabilities and English learner students.

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NORTH CAROLINA COURT ORDERS STATE TO “SEEK AND SECURE” FUNDING TO REMEDY CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS

Published on: June 17, 2021

In a major development in Leandro v. State, the order also made clear that if the State fails to implement the Comprehensive Plan, the court will take further steps to “correct the wrong.”

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NEW JERSEY MUST SCRAP STATE FUNDING CUTS IN HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

Published on: June 16, 2021

An ELC analysis shows proposed school funding cuts in Gov. Murphy’s FY22 State Budget would violate a federal requirement for “Maintenance of Equity” in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund.

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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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