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REGISTER NOW FOR 6/17 WEBINAR, "LESSONS FROM NEW JERSEY'S ABBOTT PRESCHOOL: BUILDING A NATIONAL SYSTEM OF HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION"

Published on: June 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the ELC/NIEER-sponsored 6/17 webinar: Lesson’s from NJ’s Abbott Preschool: Building a National System of High Quality Early Education.

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NEW JERSEY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: UNDER-STAFFED AND OVERWHELMED

Published on: May 25, 2021

A new ELC analysis shows that, since 2014, the NJDOE has lost a staggering 24 percent of its total workforce overall, leaving the agency ill-equipped to tackle reopening the state’s public schools.

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PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS SET STAGE FOR OVERHAUL OF FEDERAL EDUCATION POLICY

Published on: May 24, 2021

ELC’s Education Justice Lecture, now in its twelfth year, showcased the leading voices in the nation and NJ on the frontlines of advancing public education rights and opportunities.

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NEW JERSEY’S SCHOOL COUNSELOR CRUNCH

Published on: December 15, 2020

In the 2018-19 school year, 244,111 NJ students did not have access to a school counselor, and at least 40% of all elementary schools had no school counselor on staff.

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ACLU-NJ AND ELC CALL FOR STATE ACTION ON POLICE IN NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: October 21, 2020

ELC and the ACLU-NJ are urging the Murphy Administration to improve data collection and public reporting  on the presence of police in NJ schools.

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NEW JERSEY SPENDING $26 MILLION TO CONTINUE ILLEGAL FUNDING FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: October 15, 2020

ELC is calling on the Murphy Administration to immediately comply with a U.S. District Court’s ruling invalidating a DeVos rule funneling illegal levels of CARES Act funds to private schools.

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DIGITAL DIVIDE A VIOLATION OF STUDENTS’ CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Published on: August 27, 2020

NJ’s continuing failure to eliminate the digital divide for an estimated 230,000 public school students violates their right to a thorough and efficient education under the State Constitution.

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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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