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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.

ORAL ARGUMENT SET FOR APPEAL IN “SMALL CITIES” SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: August 30, 2017

Oral argument on the appeal of the trial court ruling Maisto v. State of New York will be heard by the Appellate Division, Third Department, on September 5.

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STATE REJECTS 95% OF EMERGENT REPAIRS IN SDA SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: August 21, 2017

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for "emergent" facilities repairs submitted by 23 SDA districts, the NJDOE has approved state funding for only 15 repairs.

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TRIAL COMPLETED IN NEW MEXICO EDUCATION RIGHTS CASE

Published on: August 10, 2017

Trial testimony has wrapped up in Martinez v. State. The outcome of this case will have a major impact on the rights of New Mexico students to a quality education under the State constitution.

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LATEST PARCC RESULTS CONFIRM NEED TO REJECT NEW GRADUATION RULES

Published on: August 8, 2017

Recently released statewide results from the 2017 PARCC exams showed modest gains, but if new graduation regulations remain in effect, thousands of students could be at risk of not graduating.

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NOTED EARLY EDUCATION EXPERT ELLEN FREDE JOINS ELC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Published on: August 3, 2017

ELC is proud to announce that Dr. Ellen Frede, Co-Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), has joined the organization's Board of Trustees.

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NEW JERSEY BEGINS LONG ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: July 26, 2017

After months of uncertainty, NJ school districts have been informed of the amount of state aid they will receive for the upcoming school year. Many districts will receive an increase, but other districts are experiencing cuts.

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NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE

Published on: July 6, 2017

NYC Parents, Public Advocate Letitia James, Class Size Matters, and the Alliance for Quality Education filed a petition charging the NYC DOE with failing to reduce class sizes as mandated by the Contract for Excellence Law.

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NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS FIRM ON STUDENTS’ RIGHTS

Published on: June 27, 2017

ELC welcomes the court's ruling that allows the legal challenge to inadequate school funding to proceed to trial. 

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