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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 CALLS FOR END TO SEPARATE CHARTER SCHOOL PRE-K PROGRAMS IN ABBOTT DISTRICTS

Published on: December 9, 2019

ELC is calling for the NJDOE to immediately end the unauthorized practice of allowing charter schools in Abbott districts to operate separate preschool programs.

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ELC WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP FOR EQUITY & EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: November 21, 2019

ELC announces a new collaboration with the Partnership for Equity & Education Rights (PEER), an innovative network of state-focused advocates, community organizers and public interest lawyers.

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STATE’S REFUSAL TO SEEK FUNDING FOR FACILITIES PROJECTS PROMPTS ABBOTT COURT ACTION

Published on: November 12, 2019

NJ students in dilapidated and inadequate school buildings commenced legal action today, asking the NJ Supreme Court to direct the Commissioner of Education and the SDA to revise the SDA’s construction plan and secure additional funding for those projects.

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ELC REPORT GRADES STATES ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: November 4, 2019

K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states and a major factor contributing to disparities in education resources, opportunities and outcomes for students across the country.

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STATE BOARD PROPOSES NEW GRADUATION RULES FOR CLASS OF 2023 AND BEYOND

Published on: October 30, 2019

Ten months after an Appellate Court invalidated NJ’s graduation testing rules, the State Board of Education has proposed new ones that would go into effect for current freshmen.

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EDUCATION IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT: HOW ARE NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS DOING?

Published on: October 21, 2019

As part of a settlement agreement, the NJDOE has issued final reports to 76 school districts on their compliance with the requirement to educate students with disabilities in the “least restrictive environment.”

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CASES TO WATCH

Published on: October 3, 2019

New and pending cases to remedy state failures to provide adequate resources, funding, facilities and special education programs in public schools have advanced in numerous courts. Here’s what we’re watching.

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ELC DEMANDS RELEASE OF FUNDING TO REMEDIATE LEAD IN NJ SCHOOLS’ WATER

Published on: September 30, 2019

ELC is calling on NJ State Education and School Construction officials to immediately make funds available to districts to remediate lead in school building water delivery systems.

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