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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.

BIG WIN FOR MASSACHUSETTS STUDENTS AS LAWMAKERS COMMIT TO BOOST SCHOOL FUNDING BY $1.5 BILLION

Published on: December 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Legislature recently enacted the Student Opportunity Act, committing to boost school funding by $1.5 billion targeted to high-need school districts.

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UPDATED GUIDE TO TRANSITION PLANNING FOR NEW JERSEY STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES NOW AVAILABLE

Published on: December 19, 2019

ELC has released a revised, updated and expanded guide crucial to the rights of students with disabilities: “Transition Planning:  A Guide for Advocates.”

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WHY GEORGIA NEEDS TO INVEST IN TEACHERS

Published on: December 18, 2019

A new ELC analysis of Georgia’s public school teacher workforce finds that the state needs to increase funding to school districts to attract and retain qualified teachers.

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ELC TO NY SENATORS: FULLY FUND FORMULA, THEN RE-EVALUATE COST COMPONENTS

Published on: December 17, 2019

ELC has renewed its call for the NY Legislature to quickly phase in funding of the $3.6 billion state aid shortfall before reviewing or revising the 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.

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NJ LEGISLATORS POISED TO SEND MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY $2 BILLION

Published on: December 13, 2019

A NJ bill would send another $3 million to reimburse private schools for nursing staff, on top of the over $14 million already appropriated for this purpose.

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LIFTING TAX CAP FAILS TO DELIVER ADEQUATE FUNDING TO NJ DISTRICTS FACING STATE AID CUTS

Published on: December 12, 2019

The NJ State Senate is considering a bill to allow certain school districts facing multi-year cuts in state aid to raise local property taxes above the annual 2% state cap.

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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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