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ELC ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION

Published on: January 28, 2016

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ADJUSTMENT AID NEEDED FOR A THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT EDUCATION IN BELOW ADEQUACY DISTRICTS

Published on: January 28, 2016

An ELC analysis shows a total of 177 districts received $556 million in adjustment aid in 2015-16. Notably, 71, or 40% of those districts are spending below their SFRA adequacy budget.

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EAST RAMAPO PARENTS FILE SUIT TO REMEDY SCHOOL BOARD’S FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Published on: January 19, 2016

Public school parents in East Ramapo Central School District filed a petition in the NY Supreme Court asking for concrete remedial action to safeguard their children’s right to a sound basic education as guaranteed by the NY Constitution.

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COURT DECLARES NEVADA VOUCHER LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: January 11, 2016

A Nevada judge has ruled that the state’s school voucher law violates two provisions of the Nevada Constitution and has issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the State from implementing the law.

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NEVADA PARENTS TO HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT TO STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL VOUCHER LAW

Published on: December 21, 2015

On Jan. 6, Nevada public school parents will ask a state court to declare Nevada's new voucher law unconstitutional and block the State from implementing it.

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JUDGE FINDS FREEHOLD BOROUGH SCHOOLS ARE “SEVERELY OVERCROWDED,” RECOMMENDS ISSUING CONSTRUCTION BONDS

Published on: December 20, 2015

An Administrative Law Judge found “compelling evidence” of overcrowding in the Freehold Borough schools and determined that Commissioner Hespe should authorize the issuance of bonds for improvements, renovations and repairs in district schools.

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PATERSON SCHOOLS FALLING OFF THE “FISCAL CLIFF:” IS THERE A WAY BACK?

Published on: December 15, 2015

The State of NJ has failed to follow the school funding law for six years in a row, and the Paterson schools find themselves on a fiscal cliff with more expenses than income.

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CONGRESS AGAIN FAILS TO TACKLE EQUITY IN REVISED FEDERAL EDUCATION LAW

Published on: December 10, 2015

The new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) retreats somewhat from excessive high-stakes testing, but once again Congress has failed to confront the central problems that plague most of our 50 separate state school systems.

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