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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 CALL ON NJ LEGISLATORS TO CONDUCT THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL REAL ESTATE PRACTICES

Published on: April 9, 2019

In response to The Record's recent charter school facilities investigation, education advocacy and civil rights groups are calling on the Senate President and Assembly Speaker to establish a joint oversight committee.

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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE STRUGGLES TO FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS YET MOVES TO DIVERT MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: March 28, 2019

As the New York Legislature faces a $4 billion gap in public school funding, it's pushing through yet another significant diversion of taxpayer dollars to private schools.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE: BRING FY20 SCHOOL AID BUDGET INTO CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE

Published on: March 27, 2019

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to substantially increase, and strategically target, new school aid in the FY20 State Budget to move below adequacy districts to their constitutional level of funding.

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SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN “IN LIMBO” AS TESTING SEASON BEGINS

Published on: March 26, 2019

NJ high school sophomores and freshmen remain in limbo without clear rules for graduation - even though tens of thousands have passed the same tests allowing seniors and juniors to graduate.

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ANOTHER CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO TEACHER DUE PROCESS GOES DOWN

Published on: March 25, 2019

A Minnesota appeals court recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to strike down provisions of the state's teacher tenure laws in another setback to the legal effort to undermine teacher due process.

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NEW JERSEY’S ABBOTT DISTRICTS: STATE ALLOWS SCHOOL FUNDING TO FALL FURTHER BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVELS

Published on: March 20, 2019

An ELC research report shows over two-thirds of NJ's 31 poor urban school districts have budgets in 2018-19 that are below the State's "adequacy" level.

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ELC CALLS FOR NY LEGISLATURE TO PHASE IN FOUNDATION AID, RESTORE CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE

Published on: March 15, 2019

ELC, AQE, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC offer full support for the NY Assembly and Senate budget proposal to increase foundation aid by $1.2 billion.

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BALTIMORE PARENTS MOVE TO RE-OPEN SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT

Published on: March 12, 2019

Plaintiffs in a long-running Maryland school funding lawsuit filed a petition to re-open the case in the face of persistent and severe State underfunding of the Baltimore City schools.

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