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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.

WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINDS CHARTER SCHOOL LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: September 14, 2015

The Washington Supreme Court voided the state's charter school statute because it circumvents local control and diverts education funds away from district schools, in violation of the state constitution.

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NEVADA PARENTS SUE TO STOP NATION’S MOST EXPANSIVE VOUCHER PROGRAM

Published on: September 9, 2015

Several Nevada public school parents represented by ELC and pro bono counsel in Las Vegas and Los Angeles have filed a lawsuit opposing the state’s new voucher program.

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CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES CALL ON DEBLASIO ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT DESEGREGATION EFFORTS ACROSS NYC

Published on: September 8, 2015

ELC and national civil rights and local community groups are calling on NYC’s educational leaders to remove a barrier to desegregation in the City’s public school system, the most segregated in the nation.

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PLAINTIFFS ACCUSE TENNESSEE OFFICIALS OF VIOLATING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

Published on: September 2, 2015

The Shelby County, TN, Board of Education filed an educational opportunity and school funding case alleging "dereliction" of duty on the part of the Governor and other state officials under the state constitution.

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PARENTS DEMAND SWIFT STATE ACTION TO SAFEGUARD CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF EAST RAMAPO STUDENTS

Published on: September 2, 2015

Parents of students attending NY’s troubled East Ramapo school district have notified the NY Education Commissioner and Regents’ Chancellor that the State must take swift action to remedy the district board's continuing failure to provide students a sound basic education.

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STUDENTS SUE TO FORCE NJDOE TO ADOPT NEW GRADUATION RULES

Published on: September 1, 2015

NJ students and their families filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's attempt to impose new exams as requirements for high school graduation without adopting new regulations as required by law.

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SCHOOL FUNDING LITIGATIONS HOT TOPIC IN STATE COURTS

Published on: August 24, 2015

School funding litigations seeking better educational opportunities for underserved students continue in state trial courts and supreme courts across the country.

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WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINES STATE FOR NOT FAIRLY FUNDING ITS SCHOOLS

Published on: August 17, 2015

The Washington Supreme Court has ordered the State to pay $100,000 a day into an education fund because it failed to produce a plan to fully fund basic K-12 education by 2018.

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