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ELC ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION

Published on: June 22, 2016

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

Published on: June 22, 2016

The Governor’s irresponsible and unconstitutional school funding plan is not only the opposite of fairness,  it is a complete non-starter for many reasons.

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NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

Published on: June 13, 2016

A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN “INITIATIVE TO FULLY FUND NJ SCHOOLS”

Published on: June 9, 2016

ELC welcomes the Senate President’s pledge to fully fund all school districts statewide, however there is no need for a Commission to get the job done.

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ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING KEY TO EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN NEW YORK’S POOR SCHOOLS

Published on: June 8, 2016

AQE has filed an amicus brief prepared by ELC in support of NY teachers in a pending appeal of two consolidated lawsuits that are a copycat of the unsuccesful California Vergara case.

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NJ LAWMAKERS ACT TO KEEP YOUNG LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS

Published on: June 6, 2016

The Senate Education Committee recently took an important step by unanimously approving S2081, which bans public school expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade.

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LEGISLATURE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE KANSAS CONSTITUTION ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: June 6, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court declared that the latest legislative changes to the state school funding system failed to bring it into compliance with the state's constitution because it still distributes funding unfairly.

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STATE FAILED TO ASSESS IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON NEWARK SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: May 24, 2016

Acting on behalf of Newark school children, ELC has filed an appeal of Commissioner Hespe’s February approval of a massive enrollment increase in seven Newark charter schools over the next five years.

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