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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.

GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET AGAIN SHORTCHANGES NEW YORK STUDENTS

Published on: January 17, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a woefully inadequate aid increase for New York public school students.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION FAILURES IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON CONTINUE

Published on: January 10, 2018

For a second year, ELC is receiving reports that students with disabilities in the State-operated Paterson School District are not receiving required speech-language services

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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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