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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.

EAST RAMAPO PARENTS CONTINUE TO PRESS FOR STATE INTERVENTION

Published on: January 9, 2018

East Ramapo public school parents have filed a brief in the NY appeals court seeking State intervention to address their school board's gross mismanagement of school funding, budget and resources.

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NJ LEGISLATURE POISED TO HAND OVER CAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OUT-OF-STATE CHARTER CHAINS

Published on: January 8, 2018

A NJ bill pending in the lame duck session would allow the State-operated Camden district to turn over operation of most of its enrollment and schools to three out-of-state charter chains.

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NJDOE DELAYS RELEASE OF 2017 GRADUATION PATHWAY DATA

Published on: December 19, 2017

The NJDOE is delaying release of high school graduation pathway data for the class of 2017, although school districts were required to submit the data to the Department in late October. 

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER JOINS MAJOR NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: December 12, 2017

ELC has joined the legal team in NYSER v. State, a major school funding lawsuit pending in the Supreme Court of New York County.

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SDA DISTRICTS LACK FACILITIES CAPACITY TO MEET STUDENT NEEDS

Published on: November 20, 2017

A school facilities needs assessment completed by the NJDOE found that two-thirds of SDA districts do not have adequate space to meet student needs.

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ELC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE, CONTINUES STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH ETS

Published on: November 15, 2017

Lenora Green, Executive Director of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, has joined the ELC Board of Trustees.

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IN SMALL CITIES FUNDING CASE NY APPELLATE DIVISION COURT UPHOLDS CAMPAIGN FOR FISCAL EQUITY

Published on: October 26, 2017

The Appeals Court unanimously reversed the trial judge's ruling and ordered the trial court to examine the evidence regarding inputs, outputs, and causation.

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ELC UPDATES AND EXPANDS ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Published on: October 16, 2017

A newly updated and expanded version of ELC's "Education Rights of Homeless Students: A Guide for Advocates" is now available.

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