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ELC ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION

Published on: May 4, 2016

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NEW JERSEY’S 50 MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 4, 2016

Since Governor Christie took office in 2010, the promise of fair and adequate funding under the state's school funding formula for all students, regardless of their district or zip code, has been broken.

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APPEALS COURT AGREES WITH CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, OVERTURNS VERGARA

Published on: May 2, 2016

The California Court of Appeal determined that state statutes on teacher tenure, dismissal and seniority do not deprive students of their right to equal protection under the state constitution.

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ELC STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ENDING STATE TAKEOVER OF SCHOOLS

Published on: April 25, 2016

ELC strongly supports Assembly Bill 3637, which repeals New Jersey’s school district takeover law, and thanks Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly for his leadership on this pressing issue.

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CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS URGE COURT TO UPHOLD RULING STOPPING VOUCHER LAW

Published on: April 25, 2016

Three leading civil right groups submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Nevada Supreme Court asking the Justices to affirm a lower court decision finding Nevada’s voucher law violates the state constitution.

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RESEARCH SHOWS ESAs WILL NOT HELP NEVADA SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: April 25, 2016

The NEA and NSEA recently filed a "friend of the court" brief to the Nevada Supreme Court thoroughly reviewing the research on voucher programs similar to the state's ESAs.

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NEW YORK STATE BUDGET LEAVES CHILDREN BEHIND AGAIN

Published on: April 1, 2016

NY has once again failed to live up to its constitutional duty to fund public schools adequately so every child has the opportunity for a sound basic education.

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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MUST TACKLE LEAD IN NEWARK SCHOOLS

Published on: March 28, 2016

ELC sent a request to the DOE and SDA to immediately assess elevated lead levels in dozens of Newark schools and to undertake any emergent repair projects necessary to eliminate this hazardous condition.

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