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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.

NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MUST IMPROVE PROTECTIONS FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Published on: December 5, 2022

ELC and partners urge stakeholders to submit testimony to the State Board of Education on Bilingual Education Code readoption.

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ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION MESS COURTESY OF THE NJ STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Published on: November 30, 2022

Partial reports show that just 39% of students who took the first ever administration of the NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) last March passed the English Language Arts section. 

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NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, IN A FORCEFUL RULING, ORDERS $1 BILLION TO FUND LEANDRO SCHOOL FUNDING REFORMS

Published on: November 17, 2022

The ruling affirms the inherent authority of the judiciary to compel state executive branch officials to take appropriate action to remedy longstanding violations of students’ constitutional right to public education.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY: FILL ALL EXPIRED SEATS ON STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Published on: November 10, 2022

Advocates press for confirmation of recent nominees and more appointments and plan upcoming public forum.

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BY DECEMBER 31, NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST MEET WITH FAMILIES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC

Published on: November 8, 2022

ELC recommends families of students with disabilities make a written request to their local school districts to schedule IEP meetings and is releasing an updated version of the FAQ on Compensatory Education in Response to COVID-19.

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UNDERFUNDING OF SPECIAL EDUCATION HARMS ALL WISCONSIN STUDENTS

Published on: October 11, 2022

Wisconsin’s low reimbursement for special education forces school districts to divert more than $1 billion in funds intended for resources for all students.

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MONEY MATTERS: EVIDENCE SUPPORTING GREATER INVESTMENT IN PK-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: October 5, 2022

ELC, ETS, and LPI will virtually convene leading experts on educational equity on Wednesday, November 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET to discuss the latest research on the impacts of increased education spending in PK -12 public education to improve student achievement.

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NEW REPORT: ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS REMAIN SEVERELY UNDER-RESOURCED DESPITE FUNDING REFORM LAW

Published on: September 27, 2022

State must boost funding by more than $1 billion per year to meet law’s 2027 deadline

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