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ELC PRESSES TO ENFORCE NY CONTRACTS FOR EXCELLENCE

Published on: October 21, 2014

ELC continues efforts to hold NY education officials accountable for implementing the Contracts for Excellence Law, a crucial component of the State’s obligation to ensure all students a sound basic education.

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NJ COULD HAVE OVER 130 CHARTER SCHOOLS, NOT 87

Published on: October 15, 2014

Following the revelation by the Attorney General that NJ has many more charter schools than the 87 in the DOE's official count, a preliminary investigation by ELC shows that the number of operating charter schools is well over 100 and could exceed 130.

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NJDOE EFFORT TO BYPASS SAFEGUARDS IN CHARTER LAW CHALLENGED BEFORE APPEALS COURT

Published on: October 9, 2014

ELC’s pending challenge to the NJDOE's attempt to circumvent basic safeguards in NJ’s charter school law was argued this week before a panel of Appellate Judges in Newark.

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NEWARK CONTINUES TO DELAY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PROMPTING STATE ACTION

Published on: October 1, 2014

Over two and half years after a court-ordered settlement, a July 2014 compliance report again shows almost no progress by Newark Public Schools NPS in improving the delivery of services to students with disabilities.

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PARCC BRINGS MAJOR EXPANSION OF TESTING FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Published on: September 23, 2014

The start of the school year has put the spotlight on the new PARCC tests that NJ students will take next spring. But less attention has been given to the major increases in high school testing that are part of these changes.

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THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY “SMALL CITIES” CASE

Published on: September 22, 2014

ELC recently joined the legal team representing the Plaintiff students and parents in the “Small Cities” case, challenging the State's failure to provide essential educational resources in 8 NY school districts.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Published on: September 15, 2014

Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?

Published on: August 15, 2014

Camden families must become knowledgeable about the Mastery and Uncommon charter chains now that Governor Christie has given them a pivotal role in the education of the city's school children.

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