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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.

EDUCATION RIGHTS CASES TO WATCH IN 2019

Published on: January 10, 2019

In 2018, new cases were filed and pending cases advanced in numerous courts to remedy state education failures. Here are some important cases ELC is watching in 2019.

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APPELLATE COURT STRIKES DOWN NEW JERSEY'S GRADUATION TEST RULES

Published on: January 2, 2019

A New Jersey appellate court has struck down the State's high school graduation test rules.

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ELC TO NJ GOVERNOR: DON'T DIVERT MORE PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: December 19, 2018

ELC is urging Governor Phil Murphy to veto legislation increasing the public funds that New Jersey diverts to private schools.

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SECRETARY DEVOS'S SCHOOL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR SCHOOLS

Published on: December 18, 2018

ELC released a statement in opposition to recommendations by the Federal Commission on School Safety released by the Trump administration. 

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LANDMARK SCREENING PROGRAM UNDERWAY FOR FLINT CHILDREN IMPACTED BY LEAD CRISIS

Published on: December 18, 2018

Flint students affected by the water crisis are beginning to receive high quality screenings and evaluations under a landmark settlement agreement in federal lawsuit.

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ENDS CHALLENGE TO TENURE LAWS

Published on: December 12, 2018

The NJ Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court ruling dismissing a lawsuit seeking invalidation of tenure and due process rules for the state's teachers.

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NEW JERSEY MUST REIN IN IMPROPER CHARTER GROWTH

Published on: December 5, 2018

As part of the Murphy administration's review of implementation of the 1995 charter school law, ELC submitted detailed written comments to the NJDOE with recommendations to address problems in the program.

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TIME TO END STATE DISTRICT TAKEOVER IN NEW JERSEY

Published on: December 5, 2018

In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC reissued its call for the NJ Legislature to move quickly to repeal the QSAC provisions authorizing State takeover of local school districts.

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