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 APPLAUDS NJ SUPREME COURT ORDER DENYING GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S ABBOTT MOTION
Published on: January 31, 2017
The NJ Supreme Court issued an order today denying Governor Christie’s motion to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke litigation.
GOVERNOR CUOMO: DUMP FORMULA, LET POLITICS DRIVE SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: January 30, 2017
In his proposed 2017-18 budget, Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for repeal of NY’s Foundation Aid Formula, the 2007 law responding to the landmark case, Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State (CFE).
NJ SCHOOL FUNDING ERODES UNDER GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
Published on: January 26, 2017
NJ remains near the top of the nation in the National Report Card, Is School Funding Fair? But, Pre-K to 12 school funding continues to suffer under Governor Christie.
ELC, ACLU-NJ and NJAIJ PRESS NJDOE TO ENSURE SCHOOLS ARE “SAFE HAVENS” FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION
Published on: January 24, 2017
ELC, ACLU-NJ and the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice have asked New Jersey’s Acting Commissioner of Education to take action to ensure NJ public schools are safe havens for all students.
NJ LAWMAKERS: JUST FUND THE FORMULA
Published on: January 19, 2017
ELC informed lawmakers at two legislative committee hearings that they must get the SFRA back on track.
NJ GRAD RATE RISES, BUT BIG PROBLEM LOOMS
Published on: January 18, 2017
The NJDOE's 2016 high school graduation report notes that the rate rose above 90%, but the report doesn't mention that this progress will be undermined by recently adopted regulations that make PARCC exams the state's sole graduation test by 2021.
CONNECTICUT COURT RULING COULD HURT, NOT HELP, VULNERABLE STUDENTS
Published on: December 15, 2016
The Connecticut school funding decision issued in September was hailed as "sweeping" and "unprecedented," but the actual legal conclusions and orders set off alarm bells.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS TO STATE TREASURER: OBEY COURT ORDER, STOP ESA PROGRAM
Published on: December 6, 2016
Plaintiffs in the Lopez v. Schwartz lawsuit notified the Nevada Attorney General that the actions of the State Treasurer to continue promoting ESA vouchers violate a court order permanently blocking the ESA program.