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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.

VOUCHER CASE MOVES TO NEVADA SUPREME COURT

Published on: February 17, 2016

The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled the parties in Lopez v. Schwartz to file briefs by early April. The lawsuit, filed by parents of public school children, challenges Nevada's new voucher law.

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KANSAS SUPREME COURT DECLARES STATE SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SETS JUNE 30 DEADLINE

Published on: February 16, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court recently affirmed a trial court ruling that the current state education finance system violates the Kansas Constitution, specifically because it distributes funds unfairly.

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VALUING PUBLIC EDUCATION: A 50 STATE REPORT CARD

Published on: February 16, 2016

The Network for Public Education has issued an evaluation of how well states and the District of Columbia support public schools. There have been many reports purporting to rank state policies on public education, but the NPE report card is different.

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ADJUSTMENT AID NEEDED FOR A THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT EDUCATION IN BELOW ADEQUACY DISTRICTS

Published on: January 28, 2016

An ELC analysis shows a total of 177 districts received $556 million in adjustment aid in 2015-16. Notably, 71, or 40% of those districts are spending below their SFRA adequacy budget.

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EAST RAMAPO PARENTS FILE SUIT TO REMEDY SCHOOL BOARD’S FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Published on: January 19, 2016

Public school parents in East Ramapo Central School District filed a petition in the NY Supreme Court asking for concrete remedial action to safeguard their children’s right to a sound basic education as guaranteed by the NY Constitution.

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COURT DECLARES NEVADA VOUCHER LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: January 11, 2016

A Nevada judge has ruled that the state’s school voucher law violates two provisions of the Nevada Constitution and has issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the State from implementing the law.

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NEVADA PARENTS TO HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT TO STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL VOUCHER LAW

Published on: December 21, 2015

On Jan. 6, Nevada public school parents will ask a state court to declare Nevada's new voucher law unconstitutional and block the State from implementing it.

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JUDGE FINDS FREEHOLD BOROUGH SCHOOLS ARE SEVERELY OVERCROWDED, RECOMMENDS ISSUING CONSTRUCTION BONDS

Published on: December 20, 2015

An Administrative Law Judge found “compelling evidence” of overcrowding in the Freehold Borough schools and determined that Commissioner Hespe should authorize the issuance of bonds for improvements, renovations and repairs in district schools.

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