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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.

ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SCIARRA RECEIVES HOLLENBECK AWARD FROM NJ COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM IN THE LAW

Published on: October 10, 2018

ELC Executive Director David G. Sciarra has been honored with the Charles J. Hollenbeck Award for an attorney who has served the legal profession with "diligence, competence and dedication."

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CHARTER BACKERS LOSE IN CONNECTICUT FEDERAL COURT

Published on: October 8, 2018

California-based Students Matter has lost it's Connecticut lawsuit seeking a federal constitutional right to attend a charter school.

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LEANDRO COURT PROCESS UNDERWAY TO REMEDY NORTH CAROLINA'S INADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: September 28, 2018

After years of stalled progress, a process is now underway in North Carolina aimed at moving the State to fulfill its constitutional duty to adequately fund public education.

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ARIZONA: JUST SAY NO TO UNLIMITED SCHOOL VOUCHERS!

Published on: September 27, 2018

Arizona voters have the opportunity to show their state's lawmakers - and the entire nation - that they support their public schools by voting NO on Proposition 305.

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NEW JERSEY’S 2018-19 SCHOOL AID BUDGET: SOME PROGRESS AND SOME BACKSLIDING

Published on: September 20, 2018

ELC has analyzed FY19 state aid allocations against the core touchstone of the SFRA formula: adequacy.

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ELC CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF EXCLUSION OF STUDENTS FROM NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL

Published on: September 13, 2018

ELC has filed an official complaint with the NJDOE regarding the recent exclusion of students from Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark.

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ELC ENCOURAGES VIGOROUS ADVOCACY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS

Published on: September 11, 2018

ELC Staff Attorney Jessica Levin participated in a podcast series presented by the NJDOE Bureau of Bilingual/ESL Education.

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DIVERSION OF DISTRICT FUNDS TO MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOLS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: August 22, 2018

ELC filed an amicus brief in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court challenging the unconstitutional diversion of school district funds to charter schools.

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