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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.

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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THE FACTS ON HOLD HARMLESS AID IN NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: October 6, 2015

ELC has issued a new policy brief on the role of hold harmless aid – called “adjustment aid” – in NJ’s statewide, weighted student funding formula established by the Legislature in the School Funding Reform Act.

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NJ CHARTERS CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS EVEN AS DISTRICTS MAKE CUTS

Published on: September 24, 2015

An ELC analysis of the most recently available, audited school budgets shows many NJ charter schools carry a significant amount of surplus fund balance.

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NJ MUST GET MOVING ON EXPANDING ABBOTT PRESCHOOL STATEWIDE

Published on: September 22, 2015

ELC, along with a dozen other organizations, testified before the NJ Senate Education Committee about the proven benefits of the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.

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AMICI URGE PA COURTS TO HEAR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CASE

Published on: September 21, 2015

ELC and several Pennsylvania organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in William Penn School District v. State, a school funding and educational opportunity case.

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