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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.

GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET FAILS NEW JERSEY'S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: August 25, 2020

The proposed budget will only widen the pre-COVID-19 resource and outcome gaps for students in NJ’s poorest districts and schools.

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PROTECT VULNERABLE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL REOPENING

Published on: August 24, 2020

OC/OS has released a statement focusing on the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students as they return to school in-person or by remote instruction.

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FLINT STUDENTS SECURE GROUNDBREAKING GAINS IN SETTLEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

Published on: August 20, 2020

Children exposed to lead in their drinking water during the Flint Water Crisis have reached a groundbreaking settlement in their federal class action lawsuit seeking urgently needed special education services. 

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NURSES, ESSENTIAL FOR REOPENING NJ SCHOOLS, IN SHORT SUPPLY

Published on: August 13, 2020

According to an ELC analysis of NJDOE data, nearly 300 public schools serving over 106,000 students had no assigned school nurse on staff.

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MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BOLD COMMUNITY VISION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Published on: August 6, 2020

The Michigan Education Justice Coalition has launched “Reimagine MI Schools,” a statewide campaign to provide quality educational opportunities and positive learning environments for all Michigan public school children.

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BETSY DEVOS JUST CROSSED ANOTHER LINE. SHE'S AN ONGOING DANGER TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Published on: July 23, 2020

Read this USA Today op ed by David Sciarra and Derek Black: Betsy DeVos just crossed another line. She's an ongoing danger to teachers and students

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STATE SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN IGNORES NJ’S OVERCROWDED, UNSAFE SCHOOL FACILITIES

Published on: July 14, 2020

NJ’s “Road Back” school reopening plan disregards the reality in many school buildings, including severe overcrowding and unsafe conditions in buildings in SDA districts.

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ELC CALLS ON NJ TO JOIN STATES’ LAWSUIT TO STRIKE DOWN SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL CARES ACT RULE

Published on: July 9, 2020

ELC is calling on NJ to join a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to reduce critically needed federal emergency funds from the state’s public schools.

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