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BILL CAPS CLASS SIZE IN NYC SCHOOLS: LONG OVERDUE AND URGENTLY NEEDED

Published on: June 3, 2022

Advocates hail the passage of bills mandating caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all NYC public schools.

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THE UNSUSTAINABLE COST TO NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS OF CHARTER SCHOOL GROWTH

Published on: March 11, 2022

Unlike every other district in the state, NYC is not eligible for transitional aid to offset the cost of charter growth and is losing out on $258 million in FY23.

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CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING INCREASE WIPES OUT STATE FORMULA AID BOOST FOR NYC DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: February 1, 2022

ELC warned NY lawmakers that Gov. Hochul’s proposed FY23 aid increase to NYC charters will nearly offset the aid increases to district schools under lawmakers’ promised phase-in to reach full funding of the Foundation Aid Formula.

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AS OMICRON HITS NYC SCHOOLS, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SUE TO COMPEL CITY, STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH WORKING DEVICES, INTERNET, AND INSTRUCTION FOR PERIODS OF REMOTE LEARNING

Published on: January 7, 2022

ELC joins Legal Services NYC and Arnold & Porter to represent families seeking compensatory educational services and access to remote learning infrastructure for all NYC students moving forward.

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COURT SETTLEMENT LOCKS IN NY'S COMMITMENT TO INCREASE SCHOOL FUNDING BY $4.2 BILLION

Published on: October 14, 2021

In the settlement, the NYSER plaintiffs and the State agreed to put the case on hold on the condition that the State honor its commitment to phase in the $4.2 billion required to reach full funding of the Foundation Aid Formula. Should the State fail to follow through, the settlement allows the plaintiffs to immediately restart the case in its current posture and move quickly to a trial.

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AFTER YEARS OF SUSTAINED ADVOCACY, NY TAKES BIG STEP TOWARDS FULL SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 8, 2021

A new ELC analysis demonstrates that the aid increases will benefit schools in the state’s highest poverty districts, consistent with the original goal of the school funding formula.

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APPELLATE COURT: STATE VIOLATED EDUCATION RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NY’S SMALL CITY DISTRICTS

Published on: June 1, 2021

The Court found the State violated the rights of students in eight high-needs school districts to the constitutional guarantee of a sound basic education, reversing a trial judge ruling in the case.

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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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