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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.

BEYOND EQUITY OR DIVERSITY: EXPANDING THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Published on: June 23, 2022

ELC’s 2022 Education Justice Lecture featured Professor John C. Brittain speaking to an audience of over 200, along with Professor Elise Boddie and Congressman Bobby Scott offering responding remarks.

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Statement from Education Law Center and Public Funds Public Schools on U.S. Supreme Court’s Carson v. Makin Decision

Published on: June 21, 2022

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Carson v. Makin is an alarming blow to the vital civic institution of public education as guaranteed by state constitutions nationwide.

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CHILD ADVOCATES TO PENNSYLVANIA COURT: MONEY MATTERS!

Published on: June 8, 2022

ELC and 20 education advocacy and child welfare organizations make a powerful plea for increasing state investment in PA’s high poverty school districts.

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BILL CAPS CLASS SIZE IN NYC SCHOOLS: LONG OVERDUE AND URGENTLY NEEDED

Published on: June 3, 2022

Advocates hail the passage of bills mandating caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all NYC public schools.

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NJ GROUPS PETITION STATE FOR RULES ON DISTRICT USE OF SCHOOL SECURITY AID

Published on: May 11, 2022

Student and civil rights organizations champion urgent need for SEL, restorative justice and mental health supports in schools.

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LEADING THE NATION: NEW JERSEY'S RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION DEFINED

Published on: April 14, 2022

ELC is proud to announce the launch of a podcast series that unpacks the decades-long effort to define and implement the right to public education under the NJ Constitution.

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NJ’S FAILURE TO FOLLOW GRADUATION AGREEMENT PUTS DIPLOMAS AT RISK FOR THOUSANDS

Published on: April 12, 2022

After a two-year pandemic suspension, NJ has resumed “exit testing” for high school diplomas; now high school seniors and school districts are scrambling to file portfolio appeals.

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PROPOSED NEW JERSEY FY23 BUDGET: PROGRESS BUT NEEDS WORK

Published on: March 31, 2022

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s school funding proposal, but warns that the Educational Adequacy Report misses the mark.

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