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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.

A VOUCHER BY ANY OTHER NAME

Published on: June 28, 2018

Defenders of public education can't allow voucher programs and their well-established problems to hide behind cleverly crafted and deceiving labels like "ESA."

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CHALLENGE TO TEACHER TENURE IN NEW JERSEY FAILS AGAIN

Published on: June 27, 2018

A NJ appeals court has affirmed the 2017 dismissal by a trial court of a case seeking to strike down provisions of the state's teacher tenure law.

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NJ LEGISLATORS CAN’T FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT WILL SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: June 19, 2018

A bill fast-tracked in the NJ Legislature would require the State to send millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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NJ LEGISLATURE POISED TO HAND OVER CAMDEN STUDENTS TO CHARTER CHAINS & STUDENT RECORDS TO PRIVATE ENTITY

Published on: June 18, 2018

A bill fast-tracked by the NJ Legislature would allow the State-operated Camden school district to turn over operation of most, if not all, of its enrollment and schools to three out-of-state charter groups.

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INCREASE NJ SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS FOR ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: June 14, 2018

ELC opposes A3902, legislation authorizing $1 billion in bonds for school facilities projects in county vocational schools and security upgrades, calling instead for comprehensive legislation for all districts.

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AID CUTS LOOM FOR STUDENTS IN 188 NJ DISTRICTS

Published on: June 6, 2018

If enacted, NJ Senate Bill 2 would cut $615 million in state aid from 188 school districts over the next 5-7 years, impacting thousands of students across the state.

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STATEMENT FROM DAVID SCIARRA, EDUCATION LAW CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON TODAY'S FILING IN LATINO ACTION NETWORK V. STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Published on: May 16, 2018

ELC fully supports the lawsuit challenging the intense racial and socio-economic isolation of students in NJ's public school system.

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192 NJ DISTRICTS NOW SPENDING BELOW "T&E"

Published on: May 14, 2018

A new ELC analysis shows that 192 NJ school districts, serving over 682,000 students, are spending below "adequacy" in 2017-18 under SFRA, the state's weighted student funding formula.

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