Support Our Work

As a nonprofit organization, ELC relies on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to support our work.

donate now

Join Our Network

Name

Org.

Email

Anti-spam

News

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.

NO PROGRESS IN NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: June 15, 2014

The latest compliance report on implementation of a 2012 court-ordered settlement shows Newark Public Schools has made no progress meeting timelines for the initial evaluation and placement of students with disabilities in special education services. 

Read More

LAWSUIT PROMPTS NYC DOE TO SCHEDULE BOROUGH HEARINGS ON SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: June 10, 2014

For the first time in more than four years, the NYC DOE will hold timely, borough-wide public hearings on the Department’s Contract for Excellence plan for 2014-15. The hearings respond to a lawsuit filed by four public school parents represented by ELC.

Read More

Long-Awaited SDA Assessment Reports Document Serious Facilities Deficiencies in Four NJ Schools

Published on: June 4, 2014

In response to a request by ELC, the SDA recently released Facilities Conditions Assessment Reports for four schools with serious facility deficiencies that have been awaiting repair under the agency’s 2012 capital plan.

Read More

TESTING CONCERNS GROW AS PARCC PHASE-IN BEGINS

Published on: May 28, 2014

As another testing season winds down in NJ schools, policymakers are wrestling with a test of their own: how to manage growing concerns about the new high stakes assessments scheduled for next year.

Read More

PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: CLAYTON

Published on: May 27, 2014

The situation in the Clayton Public Schools, a K-12 district in Gloucester County, demonstrates that underfunding of the state aid formula has very real consequences.

Read More

PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: FREEHOLD BOROUGH

Published on: May 20, 2014

The Freehold Borough school district is emblematic of the many districts across NJ that  are struggling to meet the academic and social needs of their students as a result of years of underfunding by the State.

Read More

ELC’S ATHOS HONORED FOR ANTI-BULLYING WORK

Published on: May 13, 2014

ELC Senior Attorney Elizabeth Athos was recognized for her outstanding efforts to ensure safe and harassment-free schools through her contributions to NJ's groundbreaking Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights law.

Read More

DRAMATIC RISE IN NUMBER OF NJ SCHOOLS LACKING ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

Published on: May 8, 2014

NJ has experienced a 72% increase over five years in the number of school districts “below adequacy,” the benchmark for the essential resources needed to deliver the State’s academic standards to all students.

Read More