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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.

ONE OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST ACHIEVING STATES MAY GO HIGHER

Published on: November 18, 2015

Massachusetts leads the nation in test scores and is one of only four states with fair school funding but sees the need to increase its financial support for public schools in order to provide better and more equitable opportunities for students.

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FUNDS NEEDED TO REPLENISH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: October 29, 2015

ELC is calling on Attorney General Hoffman, Commissioner Hespe and SDA CEO McKenna to seek additional school construction bonding authority to fulfill the State’s constitutional obligation to complete school facilities projects in the SDA districts.

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JUSTICE GARY STEIN JOINS ELC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Published on: October 29, 2015

The trustees and staff of ELC welcome retired NJ Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein, who served with distinction on NJ’s highest court from January 1985 to September 2002, to the ELC Board of Trustees.

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IN SMALL CITIES SCHOOLS CASE STATE AND PLAINTIFFS AGREE: 8 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE OWED $1.1 BILLION

Published on: October 29, 2015

In the "Small Cities" school funding lawsuit, the Plaintiff parents and the State agree that the eight districts have not received the $1.1 billion they should have under NY's 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.  

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NJ PARCC RESULTS RAISE NEW CONCERNS ABOUT IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Published on: October 27, 2015

Statewide PARCC results indicate that tens of thousands of high school seniors will need to use substitute assessments or the newly revised portfolio appeals process to graduate.

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NEWARK SCHOOLS' COURT MONITOR QUESTIONS VALIDITY OF KEY SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Published on: October 26, 2015

The monitor overseeing a class action settlement to improve special education in the Newark Public Schools has raised serious questions about the validity of a key record in files of children seeking special education services.

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NJDOE GRADUATION PROPOSALS PUT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AT RISK

Published on: October 19, 2015

The NJDOE’s new graduation policies will limit the opportunities ELL students have to satisfy State standards and earn a diploma in several ways.

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NJDOE Continues to Illegally Revise NJ Graduation Policies

Published on: October 8, 2015

The NJDOE is continuing its practice of revising high school graduation policies in violation of NJ's procedures for changing the rules governing the state’s public education system.

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