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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.

THOUSANDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS REMOVED FROM NJ’S OFFICIAL FEDERAL GRADUATION RATE

Published on: August 10, 2022

The change is the result of two factors: the state’s “exit test” to earn a diploma, and the USED will no longer allow IEP waivers from the testing requirement to be included in the federal graduation rate.

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TIME TO DITCH NEW JERSEY’S HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM?

Published on: August 8, 2022

For the third time in four years, NJ’s graduation testing requirement has been suspended, most recently by the State Legislature.

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SCHOOL FUNDING IN THE FY23 NJ STATE BUDGET: TRENDING UPWARD BUT FARTHER TO GO

Published on: August 4, 2022

The budget takes important steps to reestablish NJ’s historic commitment to a fair and equitable system of financing the state’s public schools, but concerns remain.

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NEW JERSEY’S OUR CHILDREN/OUR SCHOOLS: 15 YEARS OF FIERCE ADVOCACY FOR EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: August 2, 2022

In 2007, ELC and several education organizations came together to form a statewide advocacy network to defend and advance the unprecedented success of the landmark Abbott decisions.

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STATE COURTS EMPOWERED TO REMEDY CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: July 26, 2022

The nation’s leading education rights scholars and advocates have provided the NC Supreme Court with extensive judicial precedent from states across the country to support upholding a lower court order.

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ELC ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: July 13, 2022

Read about some recent highlights of the efforts of ELC staff to inform and engage advocates across the country in the cause of education justice and equity.

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AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF DELAY, NJ LEGISLATURE FINALLY COMMITS FUNDS TO RESTART SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: June 29, 2022

A good start but much more needed to education all students in safe, modern school facilities

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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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