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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.

FLINT STUDENTS SECURE GROUNDBREAKING GAINS IN SETTLEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

Published on: August 20, 2020

Children exposed to lead in their drinking water during the Flint Water Crisis have reached a groundbreaking settlement in their federal class action lawsuit seeking urgently needed special education services. 

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NURSES, ESSENTIAL FOR REOPENING NJ SCHOOLS, IN SHORT SUPPLY

Published on: August 13, 2020

According to an ELC analysis of NJDOE data, nearly 300 public schools serving over 106,000 students had no assigned school nurse on staff.

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MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BOLD COMMUNITY VISION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: August 6, 2020

The Michigan Education Justice Coalition has launched “Reimagine MI Schools,” a statewide campaign to provide quality educational opportunities and positive learning environments for all Michigan public school children.

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BETSY DEVOS JUST CROSSED ANOTHER LINE. SHE'S AN ONGOING DANGER TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Published on: July 23, 2020

Read this USA Today op ed by David Sciarra and Derek Black: Betsy DeVos just crossed another line. She's an ongoing danger to teachers and students

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STATE SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN IGNORES NJ’S OVERCROWDED, UNSAFE SCHOOL FACILITIES

Published on: July 14, 2020

NJ’s “Road Back” school reopening plan disregards the reality in many school buildings, including severe overcrowding and unsafe conditions in buildings in SDA districts.

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ELC CALLS ON NJ TO JOIN STATES’ LAWSUIT TO STRIKE DOWN SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL CARES ACT RULE

Published on: July 9, 2020

ELC is calling on NJ to join a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to reduce critically needed federal emergency funds from the state’s public schools.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY TAKES $330 MILLION IN SCHOOL FUNDING OFF THE TABLE

Published on: June 24, 2020

The impact of the Governor’s proposal will fall most heavily on NJ’s low wealth districts segregated by poverty and race as they rely more on state aid.

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EVERY CHILD NC: EDUCATION EQUITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN NORTH CAROLINA

Published on: June 22, 2020

NC community and civil rights leaders, parents, students, educators and advocates recently announced a new statewide campaign to push for bold and equitable investments in the state’s public schools.

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