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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.

STATE DISINVESTMENT AFTER GREAT RECESSION COST SCHOOLS NEARLY $600 BILLION, LED TO “LOST DECADE” FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: January 14, 2021

Two new ELC reports document unfair school funding in many states and troubling disinvestment in education in the decade following the Great Recession costing schools nearly $600 billion.

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EDUCATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS URGE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT TO HEAR SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: December 21, 2020

ELC and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights filed an amicus curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to permit a lawsuit challenging inequitable school funding to proceed to trial.

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SCHENECTADY SCHOOLCHILDREN GO TO COURT TO BLOCK 20% STATE AID CUT

Published on: December 15, 2020

Students ask judge to stop the State of NY from making a threatened 20% cut to prevent further educational devastation during a global pandemic.

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NEW JERSEY’S SCHOOL COUNSELOR CRUNCH

Published on: December 15, 2020

In the 2018-19 school year, 244,111 NJ students did not have access to a school counselor, and at least 40% of all elementary schools had no school counselor on staff.

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NJ REPORTS ALARMING INCREASE IN STUDENT SUSPENSIONS OVERALL AND AMONG BLACK STUDENTS

Published on: November 12, 2020

The NJDOE annual report on student discipline shows an alarming increase in student suspensions with continued disproportionate impact on Black students.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE SEEKS INPUT ON LIMITING ROLE OF NON-LAWYERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Published on: October 27, 2020

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law will allow for public comment on a controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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ACLU-NJ AND ELC CALL FOR STATE ACTION ON POLICE IN NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: October 21, 2020

ELC and the ACLU-NJ are urging the Murphy Administration to improve data collection and public reporting  on the presence of police in NJ schools.

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TRACKING SCHOOL AID CUTS IN THE PANDEMIC: GEORGIA

Published on: October 21, 2020

An ELC research report analyzes a $950 million, 10% “pandemic cut” in K-12 state aid passed by the Georgia Assembly, at a time when schools need more resources not less.

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