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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.

PEER UPDATE: ON THE FRONT LINES OF SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

Published on: February 12, 2020

In 2019, the Partnership for Equity & Education Rights (PEER) moved to its new home at ELC. Read an update about school funding reform campaigns in the PEER states.

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NJ SUPREME COURT TO REVIEW STATE COMMISSIONER’S DECISION TO DRAMATICALLY EXPAND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN NEWARK

Published on: February 11, 2020

The NJ Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by ELC to review the Commissioner of Education’s 2016 decision approving an enrollment increase of 8500 students in Newark charter schools.

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NEW JERSEY OWES $1.6 BILLION TO 187 CONSTITUTIONALLY UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: February 10, 2020

A new ELC analysis of the SFRA has found that the number of NJ school districts funded below their constitutional level of “adequacy” has risen to 187 in 2019-20.

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ELC LEGAL ACTION PROMPTS NJ TO RELEASE NEW STATEWIDE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Published on: February 5, 2020

In response to an ELC application to the NJ Supreme Court, the SDA approved and released a Statewide Strategic Plan identifying the next group of priority school facilities projects.

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NORTH CAROLINA COURT ORDERS SWEEPING REFORMS AFTER REPORT FINDS STATE FAILING TO PROVIDE A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION

Published on: January 30, 2020

A North Carolina judge has signed a consent order in the long-running Leandro v. State school funding case adopting study recommendations to bring the public school system into constitutional compliance.

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NEW JERSEY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS: ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: January 29, 2020

With more than half of NJ students in inadequately funded schools, lawmakers and State education officials must take immediate steps to put the SFRA back on a path to full adequacy funding.

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HOW TO IMPROVE ARIZONA'S WORST IN THE NATION SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM

Published on: January 28, 2020

ELC's new report recommends Arizona make a much-needed investment in its schools by increasing the base funding level as well as boosting funding for districts with students in poverty.

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MARYLAND COURT ALLOWS BALTIMORE CITY PARENTS TO RE-OPEN BRADFORD SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: January 24, 2020

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Audrey Carrion denied the State of Maryland’s motion to dismiss and paved the way for the state’s long-running school funding litigation, Bradford v. Maryland, to proceed.

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