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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.

NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

Published on: June 14, 2016

A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN “INITIATIVE TO FULLY FUND NJ SCHOOLS”

Published on: June 9, 2016

ELC welcomes the Senate President’s pledge to fully fund all school districts statewide, however there is no need for a Commission to get the job done.

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ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING KEY TO EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN NEW YORK’S POOR SCHOOLS

Published on: June 9, 2016

AQE has filed an amicus brief prepared by ELC in support of NY teachers in a pending appeal of two consolidated lawsuits that are a copycat of the unsuccesful California Vergara case.

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NJ LAWMAKERS ACT TO KEEP YOUNG LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS

Published on: June 7, 2016

The Senate Education Committee recently took an important step by unanimously approving S2081, which bans public school expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade.

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LEGISLATURE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE KANSAS CONSTITUTION ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: June 1, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court declared that the latest legislative changes to the state school funding system failed to bring it into compliance with the state's constitution because it still distributes funding unfairly.

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STATE FAILED TO ASSESS IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON NEWARK SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: May 25, 2016

Acting on behalf of Newark school children, ELC has filed an appeal of Commissioner Hespe’s February approval of a massive enrollment increase in seven Newark charter schools over the next five years.

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RENOWNED SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE REJECTS NEVADA’S SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM

Published on: May 24, 2016

Dr. Howard Fuller, an outspoken supporter of educational choice for over 25 years, is firmly opposed to Nevada’s school voucher program for the same reasons public school parents filed a lawsuit against it.

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LAWSUIT ENFORCES DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NJ CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 19, 2016

An Administrative Law Judge has ordered the North Star Academy Charter School in Newark to return a middle school student to school after a two-month suspension.

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