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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.

CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS CHALLENGE USING PARCC TESTS FOR GRADUATION

Published on: October 24, 2016

Several NJ civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State BOE.

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ADVOCATES DEMAND STATE FUNDING FOR LEAD REMEDIATION AND PLUMBING PROJECTS IN NEWARK

Published on: October 20, 2016

ELC, the NRDC, the ICC and other Newark groups have demanded that the State reopen the 2016 PEPP to include lead remediation and plumbing projects in Newark schools.

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FLINT LEAD CRISIS BRINGS PARENT LAWSUIT OVER SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: October 18, 2016

ELC and ACLU of Michigan filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of parents and students in connection with the community-wide crisis of lead in Flint's water system.

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COALITION WANTS MORE EFFECTIVE ANTI-BULLYING RULES FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: October 13, 2016

A coalition of NJ advocates has called on the State Board to strengthen proposed rules for NJ’s landmark Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

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PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN SMALL CITY SCHOOLS FILE APPEAL OF DECISION IN MAISTO EDUCATION ADEQUACY CASE

Published on: October 5, 2016

Plaintiffs in New York's "Small City Schools" case filed an appeal of the court decision dismissing their complaint after a lengthy trial.

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ELC APPLAUDS RULING DECLARING NEVADA ESA VOUCHERS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: September 29, 2016

The Nevada Supreme Court issued a sweeping ruling in the ESA voucher lawsuit, permanently blocking the program's implementation.

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ICYMI: ELC’S 6-PART SERIES ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

Published on: September 27, 2016

ELC has documented the many ways in which the Governor’s scheme is unfair and unworkable.

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PHILLIPSBURG HS NOW HOME TO 2000 STUDENTS IN STATE OF ART FACILITY

Published on: September 21, 2016

On Sept. 8, students in grade 9 through 12 were welcomed into the new, state of the art Phillipsburg High School. Today the facility had its official dedication.

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