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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.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: HOW TO BETTER SERVE GEORGIA’S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: August 20, 2019

New ELC research shows replacing Georgia’s early intervention and remedial education program with a poverty-based weight would vastly improve resources for at-risk students.

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NEW JERSEY ON SLOW ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 17, 2019

Did the FY20 NJ State Budget Governor Murphy signed on June 30 improve resources and opportunities for the state's 1.4 million public school students?

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NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS WITH VIOLATING STUDENTS' RIGHTS BY UNDERFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: July 1, 2019

Parents in seven low-wealth Massachusetts school districts filed a lawsuit against the State, charging that persistent school underfunding violates the constitutional rights of their children.

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MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT WILL REVIEW CHALLENGE TO UNCONSTITUTIONAL DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: June 27, 2019

The Michigan Supreme Court granted review of an appellate court decision upholding a state law that directly violates the Michigan Constitution's prohibition on public funding of private schools.

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NEVADA LEGISLATURE VOTES TO ELIMINATE DEFUNCT VOUCHER PROGRAM

Published on: June 26, 2019

The Nevada Legislature approved a bill to eliminate the voucher program that has been unable to operate since the state supreme court declared it unconstitutional in 2016.

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Kansas High Court to State: School Funding Formula Adequate, Now Fund It

Published on: June 24, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court has found the State’s most recent school funding formula to be adequate but will retain jurisdiction to make certain the State fully phases in required funding increases through 2023.

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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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