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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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GOVERNOR CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19…AGAIN

Published on: March 1, 2021

ELC has released a research brief analyzing school aid cuts totaling $2 billion statewide proposed by NY Governor Cuomo in his FY22 State Budget.

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SCHENECTADY SCHOOLCHILDREN GO TO COURT TO BLOCK 20% STATE AID CUT

Published on: December 15, 2020

Students ask judge to stop the State of NY from making a threatened 20% cut to prevent further educational devastation during a global pandemic.

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NEW YORK’S PANDEMIC ADJUSTMENT: DEPRIVING RESOURCES TO STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Published on: April 22, 2020

A new ELC research brief analyzes NY State’s “pandemic adjustment,” a $1 billion cut in state aid for public schools in the FY21 State Budget adopted April 2.

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