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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.

U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ORDERS NEW JERSEY TO RESTORE MILLIONS IN STATE AID CUTS TO COMPLY WITH AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

Published on: November 30, 2021

In response to complaints by ELC and Jersey City Together, the USED found state aid cuts in the FY22 Budget violate the Maintenance of Equity provision in the ARP ESSER.

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TRIAL COURT ORDERS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TO TRANSFER $1.75 BILLION TO FUND STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE REMEDIAL PLAN

Published on: November 23, 2021

Wake County Superior Court Judge David Lee entered an order requiring the State to fund a comprehensive remedial plan that will improve teaching and learning, especially for students in at-risk circumstances.

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ENGLISH LEARNERS FACE SEVERE INEQUITIES AND SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS IN NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: November 15, 2021

Crucial new report from ELC, NJTESOL/NJBE and NJCIC finds ability to learn was compromised at a time when English learners needed even more support.

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NATIONWIDE SCHOOL FINANCE ANALYSIS ASSIGNS "F" GRADE TO 22 STATES, CALLS ON CONGRESS TO INCENTIVIZE FUNDING REFORMS

Published on: October 28, 2021

ELC’s Making the Grade 2021 documents the persistence of unfair school funding across the country and underscores the urgent need for school finance reform

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NJ COMMISSIONER’S FAILURE TO DOCUMENT SEGREGATIVE EFFECTS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS PROMPTS LEGAL ACTION

Published on: October 25, 2021

NJ education and civil rights groups demand Commissioner of Education carry out charter school rules and State Supreme Court rulings

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ELC, SPLC REPORT ANALYZES SCHOOL FUNDING INEQUITIES IN THE DEEP SOUTH

Published on: October 21, 2021

New study notes that public school underfunding has had an outsized impact on students of color and students living in or near poverty.

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COURT SETTLEMENT LOCKS IN NY'S COMMITMENT TO INCREASE SCHOOL FUNDING BY $4.2 BILLION

Published on: October 14, 2021

In the settlement, the NYSER plaintiffs and the State agreed to put the case on hold on the condition that the State honor its commitment to phase in the $4.2 billion required to reach full funding of the Foundation Aid Formula. Should the State fail to follow through, the settlement allows the plaintiffs to immediately restart the case in its current posture and move quickly to a trial.

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COMPARING NEW JERSEY SCHOOL SPENDING THE RIGHT WAY: A NEW ELC RESEARCH REPORT

Published on: October 5, 2021

The report demonstrates why comparisons of school district spending must take into account demographic differences in student composition rather than relying on simplistic comparisons of per pupil spending levels.

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