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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.

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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NEW CAMDEN CHARTERS: 1st YEAR ENROLLMENTS RAISE RED FLAGS

Published on: March 9, 2015

Mastery and Uncommon charter schools, which opened in Camden in September, failed to meet enrollment projections for their first year of operation, according to an analysis by ELC.

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HUNDREDS OF NEWARK CHILDREN STILL NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ON TIME

Published on: March 3, 2015

At least 350 Newark schoolchildren did not receive timely evaluations for special education over the last six months, according to a February compliance report filed with the NJDOE and ELC by the State-Operated Newark Public Schools.

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SMALL CITIES STUDENTS PRESENT COMPELLING TRIAL EVIDENCE OF EDUCATIONAL HARM

Published on: March 3, 2015

The student plaintiffs in NY's "Small Cities" case presented evidence that the State has failed to provide them with a meaningful opportunity for a high school education, in violation of their right to a "sound basic education."

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PENNSYLVANIA GROUPS URGE COURT TO HEAR SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: February 25, 2015

Statewide groups concerned with the growing education gap for PA schoolchildren are urging the Commonwealth Court to hear a pending challenge to the severe lack of resources and funding of the state’s public schools.

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