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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.

GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY'S RIGHT TO PRESCHOOL AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

Published on: January 16, 2020

ELC’s Skadden Fellow, Jason Pedraza, is working with local advocates and parents to enforce children’s legal rights to access high-quality early education to prepare them for success in school.

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FUND OUR SCHOOLS: VA COALITION LAUNCHES NEW SCHOOL FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Published on: December 20, 2019

On December 11, Virginia advocates, teachers, parents and students gathered in Richmond to launch the Fund Our Schools campaign, a new statewide advocacy effort to ensure every student has the opportunity to attain a high-quality public education.

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BIG WIN FOR MASSACHUSETTS STUDENTS AS LAWMAKERS COMMIT TO BOOST SCHOOL FUNDING BY $1.5 BILLION

Published on: December 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Legislature recently enacted the Student Opportunity Act, committing to boost school funding by $1.5 billion targeted to high-need school districts.

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UPDATED GUIDE TO TRANSITION PLANNING FOR NEW JERSEY STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES NOW AVAILABLE

Published on: December 19, 2019

ELC has released a revised, updated and expanded guide crucial to the rights of students with disabilities: “Transition Planning:  A Guide for Advocates.”

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WHY GEORGIA NEEDS TO INVEST IN TEACHERS

Published on: December 18, 2019

A new ELC analysis of Georgia’s public school teacher workforce finds that the state needs to increase funding to school districts to attract and retain qualified teachers.

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ELC TO NY SENATORS: FULLY FUND FORMULA, THEN RE-EVALUATE COST COMPONENTS

Published on: December 17, 2019

ELC has renewed its call for the NY Legislature to quickly phase in funding of the $3.6 billion state aid shortfall before reviewing or revising the 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.

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NJ LEGISLATORS POISED TO SEND MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY $2 BILLION

Published on: December 13, 2019

A NJ bill would send another $3 million to reimburse private schools for nursing staff, on top of the over $14 million already appropriated for this purpose.

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LIFTING TAX CAP FAILS TO DELIVER ADEQUATE FUNDING TO NJ DISTRICTS FACING STATE AID CUTS

Published on: December 12, 2019

The NJ State Senate is considering a bill to allow certain school districts facing multi-year cuts in state aid to raise local property taxes above the annual 2% state cap.

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