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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.

NEW YORK LEGISLATURE MUST CURB ABUSES BY EAST RAMAPO SCHOOL BOARD

Published on: April 19, 2021

A bill pending in the NY State Legislature promises to rein in the East Ramapo School Board, which for decades has sabotaged the constitutional right of district students to a sound basic education.

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STATE BOARD SET TO RESTRICT HIGH SCHOOL TEST OPT OUTS

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC objects to NJDOE’s last minute change to graduation assessment regulations without providing the opportunity for public comment.

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AMICUS GROUPS URGE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT NOT TO BLOCK VOTER-APPROVED INCREASE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC, SOS Arizona, and SPLC filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court not to block Arizona’s Proposition 208, which provides a boost in public school funding.

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NJ STILL NOT PROTECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COVID-19 RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION

Published on: March 31, 2021

This concern is raised in a notice from prominent special education advocates that the NJDOE’s guidance falls short of meeting crucial federal and state legal requirements.

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$4 BILLION LOST: A DECADE OF DISINVESTMENT IN NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: March 9, 2021

Two ELC reports show the erosion of school funding equity in NJ, at a time when the pandemic’s impacts require more resources for vulnerable student populations.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19…AGAIN

Published on: March 1, 2021

ELC has released a research brief analyzing school aid cuts totaling $2 billion statewide proposed by NY Governor Cuomo in his FY22 State Budget.

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NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES ROADMAP FOR SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

Published on: February 24, 2021

ELC Report: Sustained, multi-faceted, political campaigns, including litigation, are the recipe to secure new state investments in PK-12 education

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ELC STATEMENT ON SCHOOL FUNDING IN GOVERNOR MURPHY'S PROPOSED FY22 NJ STATE BUDGET

Published on: February 22, 2021

Increases in SFRA and preschool funding are welcome, but additional bonding authority for the state’s school construction program was not proposed.

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