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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.

COVID-19 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: YOUR UPDATED GUIDE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Published on: September 29, 2020

ELC has released a revised and expanded second edition of COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions focusing on special education issues.

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HALF OF NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS STILL HAVE NO GRADUATION RULES

Published on: September 23, 2020

Nearly two years after an appellate court struck down NJ’s high school graduation assessment rules, the State Board of Education has failed to adopt new ones.

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USE $500 MILLION IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY BONDS TO MAKE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BUILDINGS SAFE TO REOPEN

Published on: September 18, 2020

The need for social distancing and functioning HVAC systems is crucial to the safe reopening of schools in the current public health crisis.

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STATEMENT FROM ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SCIARRA ON SENATOR TERESA RUIZ’S BUDGET RESOLUTION TO INCREASE SCHOOL FUNDING BY $311 MILLION IN FY21

Published on: September 17, 2020

ELC expresses full support for the resolution, while continuing to urge legislators to rescind any aid cuts to districts spending below adequacy.

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ELC URGES NY AND NJ TO ENSURE PUBLIC SCHOOLS KEEP MUCH-NEEDED CARES ACT FUNDS

Published on: September 15, 2020

Keeping the CARES Act funds in public schools is particularly crucial given the dire financial straits of districts in both New York and New Jersey.

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ELC TO NJ LEGISLATORS: GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED K-12 BUDGET WILL WIDEN INEQUITY

Published on: September 11, 2020

ELC urges NJ legislators to modify Governor Murphy’s proposed FY21 State Budget so the needs of students and staff are met during the pandemic.

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DIGITAL DIVIDE A VIOLATION OF STUDENTS’ CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Published on: August 27, 2020

NJ’s continuing failure to eliminate the digital divide for an estimated 230,000 public school students violates their right to a thorough and efficient education under the State Constitution.

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TRACKING STATE SCHOOL AID CUTS IN THE PANDEMIC

Published on: August 25, 2020

States are experiencing sharp revenue declines due to the pandemic and that impacts state school aid. ELC analyzes recently enacted school aid cuts in Texas and Michigan.

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