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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.

ENDING COMMON CORE COULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: May 31, 2015

Governor Christe’s plan to replace the Common Core standards in language arts and mathematics while continuing to measure student achievement through PARCC tests implicates the connection between NJ’s curriculum standards and assessments.

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: LINDENWOLD BOROUGH

Published on: May 26, 2015

In Lindenwold Borough schools in Camden County, the impact of underfunding, rising costs and unfunded mandates is intensified due to enrollment increases and changing demographics.

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ELC DEMANDS SECRETARY DUNCAN REJECT NJ ESEA WAIVER RENEWAL

Published on: May 19, 2015

ELC calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to promptly reject NJ’s application to renew its ESEA waiver until the State removes a proposed exemption from federally-mandated interventions for low performing schools in State-operated districts.

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SCHOOL LEADERS URGE LAWMAKERS TO FUND NJ HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

Published on: May 18, 2015

GSNJ – the association of superintendents who lead NJ’s high need districts – has issued a dire warning to NJ legislators about the consequences of enacting a seventh straight year of flat or reduced funding as proposed by Governor Christie in his FY16 State Budget.

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STATES SLOW TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY PRE-K

Published on: May 16, 2015

NIEER's "2014 State Preschool Yearboork" finds dramatic differences in both pre-K access and quality among the states during the 2013-14 school year.

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NJ GRAD RATES REMAIN STRONG

Published on: May 12, 2015

A new report shows that NJ continues to be among the nation’s leaders in high school graduation rates and is making progress in closing gaps among student groups. The report also indicates that sustaining such progress will be challenging as the state adopts new graduation policies.

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ELC APPLAUDS LAUNCH OF NEVADA COALITION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

Published on: May 7, 2015

ELC is a founding partner with MALDEF and the Las Vegas-based Rogers Foundation in a new coalition with the goal of ensuring sufficient and equitable resources to provide educational opportunities to all public school students in Nevada. 

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UNDERFUNDING THE SFRA: THE LEGACY FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: April 20, 2015

With state aid nearly flat for the last few years, and local revenues constrained by an annual 2% cap, resources are completely out of sync with the actual costs of providing an adequate education for NJ school children.

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