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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.

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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COLORADO EARNS AN "F" FOR ITS LACK OF EFFORT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: March 22, 2016

The 5th edition of the National Report Card shows that Colorado school funding remains unfair and inadequate, especially for at-risk students.

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NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE REJECTS CHRISTIE EDUCATION COST CUTS

Published on: March 21, 2016

In a swift response, the NJ Legislature passed a concurrent resolution rejecting Governor Christie’s proposed cuts in the at-risk and limited English proficient weights in the SFRA.

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ALABAMA FAILS TO PROVIDE FAIR FUNDING TO ITS SCHOOLS

Published on: March 21, 2016

Alabama's unfair distribution of funds and failure to fund at a level sufficient to support its public schools earns the state poor marks in the 5th edition of the National Report Card.

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