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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.

ADVOCATES TAKE ACTION TO RESPOND TO NJ’S COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FAILURES

Published on: February 11, 2022

ELC and advocacy partners are launching an extensive campaign, including legal webinars, clinics and a push for legislation, to ensure students with disabilities get relief.

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BILL TO ESTABLISH DIVISION OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION IN NEW JERSEY: LONG OVERDUE BUT NEEDS WORK

Published on: February 9, 2022

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to significantly strengthen the proposed legislation to rebuild the state’s capacity to tackle racial and socioeconomic segregation in public schools.

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MURPHY ADMINISTRATION ROLLS OUT NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST

Published on: February 8, 2022

The State Board of Education voted to set the passing level for the new test at 750, rejecting a lower score of 725 recommended by the NJDOE.

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CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING INCREASE WIPES OUT STATE FORMULA AID BOOST FOR NYC DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: February 1, 2022

ELC warned NY lawmakers that Gov. Hochul’s proposed FY23 aid increase to NYC charters will nearly offset the aid increases to district schools under lawmakers’ promised phase-in to reach full funding of the Foundation Aid Formula.

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IS NJ HEADED FOR ANOTHER GRADUATION MELTDOWN?

Published on: January 27, 2022

The resumption of graduation testing after a two-year pandemic suspension has put NJ high schools on the path to another graduation crisis.

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ELC WELCOMES ATTORNEY RACHAEL DEANE AS INAUGURAL DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND STATE POLICY SUPPORT

Published on: January 25, 2022

ELC’s capacity to support public school advocates, organizers and lawyers is growing: Ms. Deane will provide legal advice and assistance to fair school funding and other education equity campaigns in the states.

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GEORGIA COALITION LAUNCHES SCHOOL FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Published on: January 11, 2022

Fund Georgia’s Future kicked off a statewide effort to adequately fund the state’s Quality Basic Education formula and make sure funding for schools meets the needs of each student.

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AS OMICRON HITS NYC SCHOOLS, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SUE TO COMPEL CITY, STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH WORKING DEVICES, INTERNET, AND INSTRUCTION FOR PERIODS OF REMOTE LEARNING

Published on: January 7, 2022

ELC joins Legal Services NYC and Arnold & Porter to represent families seeking compensatory educational services and access to remote learning infrastructure for all NYC students moving forward.

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