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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.

MAKING SURE MANY MORE NJ CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL

Published on: April 2, 2015

Pre-K Our Way, a not-for-profit organization launched earlier this year, is determined to make sure each child gets a strong start in life through effective preschool education. ELC is pleased to support this effort.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE READY TO IMPOSE ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION CUTS

Published on: March 26, 2015

Advocates are warning legislators that Governor Christie’s proposed FY16 State Budget will force another crippling round of budget cuts in NJ public schools for the sixth straight year.

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PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: March 25, 2015

On March 24, seven county school districts filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that the Tennessee school funding system violates the the State Constitution's education clause, its equal protection provisions, and its unfunded mandates provision.

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NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REGULATIONS EXPECTED

Published on: March 23, 2015

In response to concerns raised by ELC and the ACLU-NJ, the NJDOE is expected to propose new high school graduation regulations to the State Board of Education soon. 

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ELC’S NEWEST PUBLICATION PROVIDES ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS

Published on: March 19, 2015

ELC has expanded its advocacy guide series to address the extremely vulnerable population of students who reside in foster care.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S 6TH BUDGET BRINGS NO RELIEF, MORE HARM TO NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 12, 2015

Governor Christie has proposed massive aid cuts, no aid increase, or increases so small as to have no practical impact on school district budgets in every year since he took office in 2010.

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NY PAYS "USUAL SUSPECTS" TO RECYCLE "MONEY DOESN'T MATTER" DEFENSE IN SMALL CITIES TRIAL

Published on: March 11, 2015

In the final days of the NY Small Cities trial, the State brought on Eric Hanushek and David Armor to mount the time-worn, discredited "money doesn't matter" defense.

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BLACK LIVES MATTER: THE SCHOTT 50-STATE REPORT ON EDUCATION OF BLACK AND LATINO MALES

Published on: March 11, 2015

The Schott Foundation released its latest report on the four-year graduation rates for Black and Latino males compared to other groups, highlighting how persistent systemic disparities in opportunity create a climate and perception of populations less-valued.

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