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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.

NEW JERSEY’S OUR CHILDREN/OUR SCHOOLS: 15 YEARS OF FIERCE ADVOCACY FOR EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: August 2, 2022

In 2007, ELC and several education organizations came together to form a statewide advocacy network to defend and advance the unprecedented success of the landmark Abbott decisions.

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STATE COURTS EMPOWERED TO REMEDY CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: July 26, 2022

The nation’s leading education rights scholars and advocates have provided the NC Supreme Court with extensive judicial precedent from states across the country to support upholding a lower court order.

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ELC ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: July 13, 2022

Read about some recent highlights of the efforts of ELC staff to inform and engage advocates across the country in the cause of education justice and equity.

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AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF DELAY, NJ LEGISLATURE FINALLY COMMITS FUNDS TO RESTART SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: June 29, 2022

A good start but much more needed to education all students in safe, modern school facilities

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BEYOND EQUITY OR DIVERSITY: EXPANDING THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Published on: June 23, 2022

ELC’s 2022 Education Justice Lecture featured Professor John C. Brittain speaking to an audience of over 200, along with Professor Elise Boddie and Congressman Bobby Scott offering responding remarks.

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Statement from Education Law Center and Public Funds Public Schools on U.S. Supreme Court’s Carson v. Makin Decision

Published on: June 21, 2022

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Carson v. Makin is an alarming blow to the vital civic institution of public education as guaranteed by state constitutions nationwide.

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CHILD ADVOCATES TO PENNSYLVANIA COURT: MONEY MATTERS!

Published on: June 8, 2022

ELC and 20 education advocacy and child welfare organizations make a powerful plea for increasing state investment in PA’s high poverty school districts.

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BILL CAPS CLASS SIZE IN NYC SCHOOLS: LONG OVERDUE AND URGENTLY NEEDED

Published on: June 3, 2022

Advocates hail the passage of bills mandating caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all NYC public schools.

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