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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.

PARCC BRINGS MAJOR EXPANSION OF TESTING FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Published on: September 23, 2014

The start of the school year has put the spotlight on the new PARCC tests that NJ students will take next spring. But less attention has been given to the major increases in high school testing that are part of these changes.

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THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY SMALL CITIES CASE

Published on: September 22, 2014

ELC recently joined the legal team representing the Plaintiff students and parents in the “Small Cities” case, challenging the State's failure to provide essential educational resources in 8 NY school districts.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Published on: September 15, 2014

Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?

Published on: August 15, 2014

Camden families must become knowledgeable about the Mastery and Uncommon charter chains now that Governor Christie has given them a pivotal role in the education of the city's school children.

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ELC CALLS ON STATE TO ASSESS EFFECT OF NJ CHARTERS ON SEGREGATION AND SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: August 13, 2014

In recently filed comments, ELC is calling on the NJDOE to issue rules requiring the State Education Commissioner to assess the impact of NJ charter schools on both student segregation and local school district budgets.

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ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: August 5, 2014

ELC has joined the legal team in the long-running Bacon lawsuit challenging inadequate resources and funding for students in 16 southern NJ rural districts under the State Constitution.

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Little Change in School Aid in FY15 State Budget

Published on: July 21, 2014

With final passage of the FY15 State Budget, NJ school districts now have a clear picture of the resources available to them in the coming year as they strive to provide their students with a “thorough and efficient” education.

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STATE APPROVES HUGE CHARTER EXPANSION IN CAMDEN

Published on: July 16, 2014

Commissioner Hespe has approved the plans of two out-of-state charter school chains – Mastery and Uncommon – to open 10 schools serving almost 7,000 K-12 schoolchildren in the State-operated Camden.

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