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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 WELCOMES ATTORNEY RACHAEL DEANE AS INAUGURAL DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND STATE POLICY SUPPORT

Published on: January 25, 2022

ELC’s capacity to support public school advocates, organizers and lawyers is growing: Ms. Deane will provide legal advice and assistance to fair school funding and other education equity campaigns in the states.

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GEORGIA COALITION LAUNCHES SCHOOL FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Published on: January 11, 2022

Fund Georgia’s Future kicked off a statewide effort to adequately fund the state’s Quality Basic Education formula and make sure funding for schools meets the needs of each student.

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AS OMICRON HITS NYC SCHOOLS, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SUE TO COMPEL CITY, STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH WORKING DEVICES, INTERNET, AND INSTRUCTION FOR PERIODS OF REMOTE LEARNING

Published on: January 7, 2022

ELC joins Legal Services NYC and Arnold & Porter to represent families seeking compensatory educational services and access to remote learning infrastructure for all NYC students moving forward.

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ORDERS REMAND TO DETERMINE COST ESTIMATES FOR MAJOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND EMERGENT REPAIRS

Published on: January 6, 2022

The order is the most recent development in a motion filed by plaintiff students to compel the Murphy administration to comply with prior Abbott rulings mandating state funding of building improvements in the 31 SDA districts.

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U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ORDERS NEW JERSEY TO RESTORE MILLIONS IN STATE AID CUTS TO COMPLY WITH AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

Published on: November 30, 2021

In response to complaints by ELC and Jersey City Together, the USED found state aid cuts in the FY22 Budget violate the Maintenance of Equity provision in the ARP ESSER.

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TRIAL COURT ORDERS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TO TRANSFER $1.75 BILLION TO FUND STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE REMEDIAL PLAN

Published on: November 23, 2021

Wake County Superior Court Judge David Lee entered an order requiring the State to fund a comprehensive remedial plan that will improve teaching and learning, especially for students in at-risk circumstances.

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ENGLISH LEARNERS FACE SEVERE INEQUITIES AND SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS IN NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: November 15, 2021

Crucial new report from ELC, NJTESOL/NJBE and NJCIC finds ability to learn was compromised at a time when English learners needed even more support.

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NATIONWIDE SCHOOL FINANCE ANALYSIS ASSIGNS "F" GRADE TO 22 STATES, CALLS ON CONGRESS TO INCENTIVIZE FUNDING REFORMS

Published on: October 28, 2021

ELC’s Making the Grade 2021 documents the persistence of unfair school funding across the country and underscores the urgent need for school finance reform

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