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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.

TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL SEGREGATION CASE

Published on: May 5, 2021

A landmark Minnesota school segregation case is nearing settlement, but the resolution is contingent on the State Legislature’s enactment of a new bill.

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RIGHTS OF ENGLISH LEARNER STUDENTS AND PARENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

Published on: April 29, 2021

ELC has released new fact sheets and flyers in English and other major languages about the rights of NJ English Learner students and Limited English Proficient parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WILL NEW JERSEY GET BACK ON TRACK TO FULL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING?

Published on: April 28, 2021

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s proposed $600 million increase in education funding in the FY22 State Budget.

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ELC ANALYSIS SHOWS SHARP DECLINE IN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENTS CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Published on: April 26, 2021

Preschool enrollments declined sharply in former Abbott districts in the fall of 2020, and expansion of preschool to low-income students across the state also stalled in non-Abbott districts.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE APPROVES USE OF NON-ATTORNEY ADVOCATES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS

Published on: April 20, 2021

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law published a new opinion superseding a prior controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE MUST CURB ABUSES BY EAST RAMAPO SCHOOL BOARD

Published on: April 19, 2021

A bill pending in the NY State Legislature promises to rein in the East Ramapo School Board, which for decades has sabotaged the constitutional right of district students to a sound basic education.

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STATE BOARD SET TO RESTRICT HIGH SCHOOL TEST OPT OUTS

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC objects to NJDOE’s last minute change to graduation assessment regulations without providing the opportunity for public comment.

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AMICUS GROUPS URGE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT NOT TO BLOCK VOTER-APPROVED INCREASE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC, SOS Arizona, and SPLC filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court not to block Arizona’s Proposition 208, which provides a boost in public school funding.

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