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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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NURSES, ESSENTIAL FOR REOPENING NJ SCHOOLS, IN SHORT SUPPLY

Published on: August 13, 2020

According to an ELC analysis of NJDOE data, nearly 300 public schools serving over 106,000 students had no assigned school nurse on staff.

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ELC VIRTUAL EDUCATION JUSTICE LECTURE EXPLORES ADVOCACY RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC

Published on: June 2, 2020

ELC hosted the 11th annual Education Justice Lecture as a virtual panel discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on schools with NY State Sen. Robert Jackson, former AQE Executive Director Billy Easton, and NJ Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly.

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ELC URGES SUSPENSION OF GRADUATION TESTING REQUIREMENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Published on: March 27, 2020

ELC is urging the Murphy Administration to protect the rights of high school seniors by suspending the graduation testing requirements in NJ law for the class of 2020.

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NEW JERSEY ADVOCATES PRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS EDUCATION TASK FORCE

Published on: March 23, 2020

ELC and eight other advocacy organizations are urging Governor Murphy to establish a Coronavirus Education Task Force to ensure that NJ students emerge from the current crisis as educationally intact as possible.

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