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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.

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ENDS CHALLENGE TO TENURE LAWS

Published on: December 12, 2018

The NJ Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court ruling dismissing a lawsuit seeking invalidation of tenure and due process rules for the state's teachers.

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ELC LETTER TO LEGISLATORS ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: December 12, 2018

ELC sent a letter to NJ legislators concerning a bill that would increase public funding for private schools.

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NEW JERSEY MUST REIN IN IMPROPER CHARTER GROWTH

Published on: December 5, 2018

As part of the Murphy administration's review of implementation of the 1995 charter school law, ELC submitted detailed written comments to the NJDOE with recommendations to address problems in the program.

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TIME TO END STATE DISTRICT TAKEOVER IN NEW JERSEY

Published on: December 5, 2018

In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC reissued its call for the NJ Legislature to move quickly to repeal the QSAC provisions authorizing State takeover of local school districts.

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DELAWARE SCHOOL FUNDING CASE CAN PROCEED TO TRIAL, COURT RULES

Published on: December 3, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision, a Delaware judge ruled that the state constitution guarantees a meaningful education that enables all students to achieve State academic standards.

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ELC PRESSES STATE TO COMPLY WITH ABBOTT v. BURKE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION MANDATE

Published on: November 14, 2018

ELC is again requesting that the NJ Attorney General ensure the SDA and DOE update the required strategic prioritization plan and provide cost estimates for the next found of school construction projects in the SDA districts.

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CHAMPION OF EDUCATION JUSTICE AWARD PRESENTED TO KATHLEEN GEBHARDT

Published on: November 2, 2018

Kathleen Gebhardt is this year's recipient of the Demetrio Rodriguez Champion of Education Justice Award presented at the annual Litigators' Workshop sponsored by ELC.

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MICHIGAN COURT ALLOWS DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS DESPITE BAN IN STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: October 30, 2018

In a decision flouting a clear ban in Michigan's constitution, an appeals court has upheld a 2016 statute permitting the diversion of school funds to reimburse expenditures in private schools.

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