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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.

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS SET STAGE FOR OVERHAUL OF FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY

Published on: May 24, 2021

ELC’s Education Justice Lecture, now in its twelfth year, showcased the leading voices in the nation and NJ on the frontlines of advancing public education rights and opportunities.

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NEW MEXICO COURT ORDERS STUDENT ACCESS TO COMPUTERS AND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

Published on: May 21, 2021

The first-in-the-nation order was issued in the ongoing proceedings in Martinez v. State and Yazzie v. State, two consolidated lawsuits that challenged school funding adequacy in the state.

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NOW AVAILABLE IN 15 LANGUAGES: FLYER ON RIGHTS OF ENGLISH LEARNER STUDENTS AND PARENTS DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC

Published on: May 19, 2021

ELC’s recently released flyer now available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Gujarati, Haitian-French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, and Urdu.

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TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL SEGREGATION CASE

Published on: May 5, 2021

A landmark Minnesota school segregation case is nearing settlement, but the resolution is contingent on the State Legislature’s enactment of a new bill.

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RIGHTS OF ENGLISH LEARNER STUDENTS AND PARENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

Published on: April 29, 2021

ELC has released new fact sheets and flyers in English and other major languages about the rights of NJ English Learner students and Limited English Proficient parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WILL NEW JERSEY GET BACK ON TRACK TO FULL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING?

Published on: April 28, 2021

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s proposed $600 million increase in education funding in the FY22 State Budget.

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ELC ANALYSIS SHOWS SHARP DECLINE IN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENTS CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Published on: April 26, 2021

Preschool enrollments declined sharply in former Abbott districts in the fall of 2020, and expansion of preschool to low-income students across the state also stalled in non-Abbott districts.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE APPROVES USE OF NON-ATTORNEY ADVOCATES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS

Published on: April 20, 2021

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law published a new opinion superseding a prior controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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