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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 ENCOURAGES VIGOROUS ADVOCACY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS

Published on: September 11, 2018

ELC Staff Attorney Jessica Levin participated in a podcast series presented by the NJDOE Bureau of Bilingual/ESL Education.

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DIVERSION OF DISTRICT FUNDS TO MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOLS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: August 22, 2018

ELC filed an amicus brief in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court challenging the unconstitutional diversion of school district funds to charter schools.

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ELC SUPPORTS COMPLAINT OF EXCESSIVE DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BY NORTH STAR CHARTER SCHOOL

Published on: August 21, 2018

ELC provided a letter to the NJDOE supporting a Rutgers Education and Health Law Clinic complaint alleging that a Newark charter school imposes discipline without regard to students' disability status.

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ELC JOINS FIGHT TO MAINTAIN MICHIGAN’S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN AGAINST PUBLIC FUNDING OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: July 31, 2018

ELC filed an amicus brief in a crucial case before the Michigan Court of Appeals challenging a law that would redirect public education funds to private schools.

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MINNESOTA HIGH COURT ALLOWS CLAIM OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL SEGREGATION TO MOVE FORWARD

Published on: July 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court has determined that claims of public school segregation brought under the State constitution's education clause may be abjudicated by the courts.

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NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FUNDING FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: July 24, 2018

In a major victory for New Mexico public school children, the district court found that inadequate school funding violates the constitutional rights of economically disadvantaged students, ELLs and Native American students.

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FIGHTING TO KEEP THE COURTS OPEN TO FLORIDA AND DELAWARE STUDENTS

Published on: July 10, 2018

ELC has filed "friend of the court" briefs in Florida and Delaware, urging the courts to allow lawsuits challenging inadequate education funding to proceed to trial.

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NJ LEGISLATURE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: SOME PROGRESS, REAL THREATS

Published on: July 9, 2018

Here's a recap of the major actions taken by the NJ Legislature at the end of June impacting the state's 1.4 million public school students.

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