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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.

ELC PRESSES STATE TO COMPLY WITH ABBOTT v. BURKE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION MANDATE

Published on: November 14, 2018

ELC is again requesting that the NJ Attorney General ensure the SDA and DOE update the required strategic prioritization plan and provide cost estimates for the next found of school construction projects in the SDA districts.

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CHAMPION OF EDUCATION JUSTICE AWARD PRESENTED TO KATHLEEN GEBHARDT

Published on: November 2, 2018

Kathleen Gebhardt is this year's recipient of the Demetrio Rodriguez Champion of Education Justice Award presented at the annual Litigators' Workshop sponsored by ELC.

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MICHIGAN COURT ALLOWS DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS DESPITE BAN IN STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: October 30, 2018

In a decision flouting a clear ban in Michigan's constitution, an appeals court has upheld a 2016 statute permitting the diversion of school funds to reimburse expenditures in private schools.

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UPDATED, INTERACTIVE NJ SCHOOL FUNDING DATA NOW ON ELC WEBSITE

Published on: October 24, 2018

Updated data tracking the implementation of NJ's weighted student funding formula enacted in the SFRA, and covering the period from 2008-09 through the current school year, is now available.

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ABBOTT PRESCHOOL AT 20: CELEBRATING THE NATION’S FIRST COURT ORDERED, HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Published on: October 22, 2018

The highlights of the March conference, "Abbott Preschool at 20: Building on Success," are available in the most recent edition of "Policy Notes: News from the ETS Policy Information Center."

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ELC CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN NJ’S ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS

Published on: October 22, 2018

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While NJ is a model for the nation in some crucial areas, improvements are still needed.

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ELC SUES OVER FAILURE TO REGULATE INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: October 17, 2018

ELC has filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's failure to regulate school district use of the internet to deliver essential services to students with disabilities.

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ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SCIARRA RECEIVES HOLLENBECK AWARD FROM NJ COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM IN THE LAW

Published on: October 10, 2018

ELC Executive Director David G. Sciarra has been honored with the Charles J. Hollenbeck Award for an attorney who has served the legal profession with "diligence, competence and dedication."

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