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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.

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE RETREATS ON EDUCATION COST CUTS

Published on: May 11, 2016

In response to ACR134, Governor Christie has reversed course on cutting the education costs for at-risk and ELL students in the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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GRADUATION CASE SETTLEMENT PROVIDES PROTECTIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016

Published on: May 6, 2016

NJ students, families and ELC have reached a settlement agreement with the NJDOE resolving a battle over graduation requirements for students in the class of 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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