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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.

STATE INVESTIGATION FINDS PATERSON FAILED TO PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2017

After conducting an investigation requested by ELC, the NJDOE concluded that during the current school year the Paterson school district failed to provide legally required services to numerous students with disabilities.

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FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN NEW JERSEY’S LOW AND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS

Published on: May 16, 2017

Under Governor Christie, funding gaps between school districts with the highest and lowest student poverty rates continue to grow, increasing four-fold to a staggering $3,875 per pupil since 2008-2009.

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NJDOE AGAIN DISREGARDS LAW IN PROPOSING CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION

Published on: May 10, 2017

In formal comments filed with the New Jersey State Board of Education, ELC strongly opposed the Board's latest attempt to expand the charter school program beyond the original intent of the law.

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ELC TAKES ON SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON DISTRICT

Published on: April 20, 2017

ELC has filed three complaints asking the NJDOE to investigate the failure of the State-operated Paterson Public Schools to comply with special education mandates. The complaints allege severe, district-wide deficiencies in compliance with federal and state law.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION LEGACY: STARVE SCHOOLS, ABANDON STUDENTS

Published on: April 12, 2017

Governor Christie's last State Budget seals his public education legacy. NJ public schools have endured a near total deprivation of the aid required under the SFRA formula during his two terms.

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KANSAS SUPREME COURT: CHAMPIONS OF FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 11, 2017

The Kansas Supreme Court stood firmly on established precedent when, on March 2, the Justices declared Kansas school funding inadequate to support the actual cost of educating students to meet the state's academic standards.

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CUOMO ADMINISTRATION, UNDER COURT ORDER, RELEASES SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Published on: March 30, 2017

The Cuomo administration has finally released $69 million in two-year improvement grant funds designated for 20 high poverty schools across the state, as required by a March 23 order issued by a NY Appellate Court.

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5 STEPS TO IMPROVE THE FY18 STATE BUDGET FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 29, 2017

Governor Christie's proposed school aid budget for FY18 - the seventh straight year with an SFRA increase - is another blow to public school children.

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