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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.

NEW JERSEY’S ABBOTT DISTRICTS: STATE ALLOWS SCHOOL FUNDING TO FALL FURTHER BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVELS

Published on: March 20, 2019

An ELC research report shows over two-thirds of NJ's 31 poor urban school districts have budgets in 2018-19 that are below the State's "adequacy" level.

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ELC CALLS FOR NY LEGISLATURE TO PHASE IN FOUNDATION AID, RESTORE CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE

Published on: March 15, 2019

ELC, AQE, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC offer full support for the NY Assembly and Senate budget proposal to increase foundation aid by $1.2 billion.

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BALTIMORE PARENTS MOVE TO RE-OPEN SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT

Published on: March 12, 2019

Plaintiffs in a long-running Maryland school funding lawsuit filed a petition to re-open the case in the face of persistent and severe State underfunding of the Baltimore City schools.

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AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTS APPEAL CHALLENGING MICHIGAN’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: February 28, 2019

Public Funds Public Schools filed an amicus brief urging the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down a law that blatantly violates the Michigan Constitution's prohibition on public funding of private schools.

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TWO STEPS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS IN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS

Published on: February 27, 2019

A new analysis by ELC shows that, over the last decade, the percentage of students in districts funded below the required constitutional, or "adequacy," level grew to over half of all students statewide.

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NJDOE IMPLEMENTS CONSENT ORDER PROVIDING GRADUATION TESTING RELIEF

Published on: February 25, 2019

Consent order and NJDOE guidance clarify testing rules for current juniors and seniors.

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COURT AGREEMENT PROVIDES NEW JERSEY JUNIORS AND SENIORS WITH CLEAR PATHWAYS TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Published on: February 15, 2019

A Court-approved agreement reached today with the NJDOE will provide clear pathways to graduation for all current high school juniors and seniors.

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ELC STAUNCHLY OPPOSES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S PROPOSED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT RULES

Published on: February 4, 2019

ELC has submitted detailed comments objecting to the poorly-reasoned and unlawful Title IX regulations recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Education.

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