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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.

KANSAS LEGISLATURE SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISSUE MOVES TO SUPREME COURT

Published on: April 24, 2019

The Kansas Legislature has appropriated only a quarter of its funding target for public education, prompting another review by the Kansas Supreme Court to determine compliance in the Gannon v. State school funding lawsuit.

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NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REMAINS BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

Published on: April 17, 2019

In the final FY20 New York State Budget, 128 high need school districts continue to be shortchanged billions in Foundation Aid through the formula that determines the level of funding for each district.

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UPDATED GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY SCHOOL RESIDENCY RIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE

Published on: April 17, 2019

ELC has released a revised school residency guide, part of the "Know Your Rights" series of guides published to provide information to protect the education rights of public school students.

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AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTS MAINE'S DECISION NOT TO USE PUBLIC FUNDING ON SECTARIAN SCHOOLS

Published on: April 16, 2019

Public Funds Public Schools has joined the National Education Association and the Maine Education Association in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting Maine's decision not to use public school funding on tuition at private religious schools.

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ADVOCATES CALL ON NJ LEGISLATORS TO CONDUCT THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL REAL ESTATE PRACTICES

Published on: April 9, 2019

In response to The Record's recent charter school facilities investigation, education advocacy and civil rights groups are calling on the Senate President and Assembly Speaker to establish a joint oversight committee.

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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE STRUGGLES TO FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS YET MOVES TO DIVERT MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: March 28, 2019

As the New York Legislature faces a $4 billion gap in public school funding, it's pushing through yet another significant diversion of taxpayer dollars to private schools.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE: BRING FY20 SCHOOL AID BUDGET INTO CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE

Published on: March 27, 2019

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to substantially increase, and strategically target, new school aid in the FY20 State Budget to move below adequacy districts to their constitutional level of funding.

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SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN “IN LIMBO” AS TESTING SEASON BEGINS

Published on: March 26, 2019

NJ high school sophomores and freshmen remain in limbo without clear rules for graduation - even though tens of thousands have passed the same tests allowing seniors and juniors to graduate.

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