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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.

EDUCATION LAW CENTER STATEMENT ON SUPPORT FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT

Published on: March 24, 2022

This support sends a powerful message on the need for a sustained focus on the link between education and opportunity.

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ELC TO NJ LEGISLATURE: LET'S GET TO WORK ON ENSURING STUDENTS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO DIVERSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: March 23, 2022

At the request of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC presented testimony during a hearing on efforts to desegregate NJ’s public schools.

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ELC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES, NEWARK ADVOCATE TO LEAD ELC OUTREACH

Published on: March 17, 2022

ELC is honored to announce the addition of new Trustees, Professor Janel George, Dr. Jamal Watson and Lindsay Heck, Esq., and Policy Advocate Kaleena Berryman.

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THE UNSUSTAINABLE COST TO NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS OF CHARTER SCHOOL GROWTH

Published on: March 11, 2022

Unlike every other district in the state, NYC is not eligible for transitional aid to offset the cost of charter growth and is losing out on $258 million in FY23.

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NEW LAW PROTECTS PANDEMIC-RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR NJ STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: March 9, 2022

The recently signed bill requires school districts to hold IEP meetings about pandemic-related compensatory education by no later than Dec. 31, 2022.

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BLACK AND LATINO STUDENTS ENDURE THE BRUNT OF NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOL UNDERFUNDING

Published on: March 2, 2022

New ELC report shows NJ’s Black and Latino students are far more likely to attend schools that are spending well below the level set as adequate in the state’s school funding formula.

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NJ MOST RESTRICTIVE STATE IN NATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: March 1, 2022

The 43rd Annual Report to Congress on the IDEA identifies NJ as the worst state in the country when it comes to including students with disabilities in general education classes.

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ELC CO-SPONSORS WEBINAR ON ENGLISH LEARNERS’ RIGHTS WITH FOCUS ON FEDERAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

Published on: February 28, 2022

The March 9 webinar is an information session with the Civil Rights Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of NJ for educators, attorneys, and community-based advocates working with English learners.

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