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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.

ELC ANALYSIS SHOWS 26% INCREASE IN REPORTED SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND HIGHER SUSPENSION RATES FOR BLACK STUDENTS

Published on: June 20, 2019

This May, the NJDOE finally published its mandatory annual report on “Student Safety and Discipline in New Jersey Public Schools.” The report differs markedly from prior year versions.

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NJ LEGISLATORS READY TO SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHILE CUTTING AID TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2019

A bill fast-tracked by NJ legislative leaders would open the door to sending millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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AGREEMENT EXTENDS GRADUATION PATHWAYS FOR ALL CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Published on: June 6, 2019

An agreement reached with the New Jersey Department of Education will provide clear pathways to graduation for all current high school students.

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NJ LEGISLATURE: GET TO WORK ON FACILITIES FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS, NOT JUST VO-TECHS

Published on: June 3, 2019

ELC is renewing its call for the Legislature to begin work on comprehensive legislation to increase funding for school facilities construction and improvements for all school districts across the state.

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LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE MANDATE TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS MOVES FORWARD

Published on: May 28, 2019

The plaintiffs in a legal action to enforce a mandate to reduce class size in New York City public schools filed their brief on May 23 in an Albany appellate court.

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166 NJ DISTRICTS NOW FUNDED BELOW “T&E”

Published on: May 14, 2019

In 2018-19, 166 New Jersey school districts serving over 662,000 or almost half of all students statewide are funded below “adequacy” under the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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KANSAS LEGISLATURE SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISSUE MOVES TO SUPREME COURT

Published on: April 24, 2019

The Kansas Legislature has appropriated only a quarter of its funding target for public education, prompting another review by the Kansas Supreme Court to determine compliance in the Gannon v. State school funding lawsuit.

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NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REMAINS BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

Published on: April 17, 2019

In the final FY20 New York State Budget, 128 high need school districts continue to be shortchanged billions in Foundation Aid through the formula that determines the level of funding for each district.

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