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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.

NEW CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT VOUCHERS, PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: September 10, 2019

ELC has joined forces with the Southern Poverty Law Center on a nationwide campaign to fight private school vouchers and ensure public funds are dedicated to educating public school students.

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NJDOE SUSPENDS UNREGULATED INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN RESPONSE TO ELC APPEAL

Published on: August 27, 2019

The NJDOE has halted the unregulated use of the internet by school districts to deliver essential services to students with disabilities in response to ELC’s legal challenge to that practice.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: HOW TO BETTER SERVE GEORGIA’S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: August 20, 2019

New ELC research shows replacing Georgia’s early intervention and remedial education program with a poverty-based weight would vastly improve resources for at-risk students.

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NEW JERSEY ON SLOW ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 17, 2019

Did the FY20 NJ State Budget Governor Murphy signed on June 30 improve resources and opportunities for the state's 1.4 million public school students?

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NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS WITH VIOLATING STUDENTS' RIGHTS BY UNDERFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: July 1, 2019

Parents in seven low-wealth Massachusetts school districts filed a lawsuit against the State, charging that persistent school underfunding violates the constitutional rights of their children.

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MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT WILL REVIEW CHALLENGE TO UNCONSTITUTIONAL DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: June 27, 2019

The Michigan Supreme Court granted review of an appellate court decision upholding a state law that directly violates the Michigan Constitution's prohibition on public funding of private schools.

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NEVADA LEGISLATURE VOTES TO ELIMINATE DEFUNCT VOUCHER PROGRAM

Published on: June 26, 2019

The Nevada Legislature approved a bill to eliminate the voucher program that has been unable to operate since the state supreme court declared it unconstitutional in 2016.

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Kansas High Court to State: School Funding Formula Adequate, Now Fund It

Published on: June 24, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court has found the State’s most recent school funding formula to be adequate but will retain jurisdiction to make certain the State fully phases in required funding increases through 2023.

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