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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.

PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: ELIZABETH

Published on: June 17, 2015

The Elizabeth Public Schools' hard-won gains are now in jeopardy as the district faces painful budget cuts from Governor Christie’s refusal to provide the funding required by NJ’s weighted student formula.

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ELC URGES NJDOE TO IMPROVE BILINGUAL EDUCATION RULES

Published on: June 15, 2015

ELC submitted recommendations to the State Board of Education to strengthen the requirements for timely and effective communication with parents of the 70,000 English language learners across the state.

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LATINO GROUPS URGE STATE TO SECURE FACILITIES FUNDS FOR FREEHOLD BOROUGH

Published on: June 9, 2015

The Freehold Borough School District has taken the bold and unprecedented step of filing a formal petition with Commissioner Hespe to secure local or state bonds to finance urgently needed school facilities improvements.

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COURT HELPS NEW JERSEY ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS

Published on: June 6, 2015

NJ has ranked consistently in the National Report Card as one of the few states with fair public school funding, but since 2010, funding fairness has been slipping in the Garden State.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS TO HOLD CHARTERS HARMLESS, BUT NOT DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: June 2, 2015

According to the OLS, Governor Christie is asking the Legislature to hold charter schools harmless from the negative impact of his proposal to flat fund public education in FY16.

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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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