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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.

JOINT COMMITTEE HEARS ELC PRESENTATION ON GRADUATION ISSUES

Published on: March 17, 2016

At the invitation of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC presented data on the potential impact of the NJDOE's new graduation policies at a March 15 hearing.

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LA CASA DE DON PEDRO CELEBRATES NJ PRESCHOOL ADVOCATES

Published on: March 17, 2016

On April 27, Newark's La Casa de Don Pedro will celebrate “The Early Childhood Education Journey” by honoring advocates behind NJ’s rise to national leadership on early education.

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NJ SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS ERODES UNDER GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

Published on: March 14, 2016

NJ remains near the top of the nation on school funding fairness in the National Report Card, but funding fairness continues to erode under the Christie administration.

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NEVADA SCHOOL FUNDING SHORTCHANGES STUDENTS

Published on: March 14, 2016

Public school funding in Nevada earns poor marks in the recently released fifth edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card."

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THOUSANDS OF NJ SENIORS AT RISK OF NOT GRADUATING THIS JUNE

Published on: March 3, 2016

New graduation policies imposed by the NJDOE threaten to sharply reverse consistent progress in NJ's graduation rate, with the greatest impact on the most vulnerable students and high need districts.

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GOVERNOR AGAIN WANTS TO CUT COSTS FOR AT-RISK AND LEP STUDENTS

Published on: March 1, 2016

In a repeat of 2014, Governor Christie is again proposing significant cuts to the cost of educating low-income, or “at-risk,” students and English language learners (LEP) over the next three years. 

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S FY17 SCHOOL AID BUDGET IS WHOLLY INADEQUATE ? AGAIN

Published on: February 23, 2016

Public school children across NJ again are the big losers in Governor Christie’s proposed FY17 State Budget. For a seventh straight year, the Governor is proposing no real increase in state school aid.

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SMALL CITIES STUDENTS AWAIT COURT RULING ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: February 22, 2016

After an eight-week trial and post-trial submissions, parents from “Small Cities” districts challenging NY’s failure to adequately fund their schools are now awaiting a ruling in their case.

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