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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.

A TALE OF TWO STATES: EQUITY OUTPERFORMS INEQUITY

Published on: February 11, 2014

Governor Cuomo says it is not about the money in education, but a comparison of NY and NJ demonstrates that money matters in student outcomes.

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NEW JERSEY SLIPPING ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: February 5, 2014

The latest results in the National Report Card on school funding show an alarming slippage in NJ's ranking among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding.

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WILL TRENTON STUDENTS GET NEW HIGH SCHOOL?

Published on: January 27, 2014

Governor Christie's newly appointed school construction chief, Charles McKenna, recommends a complete rebuild, not repair, of unsafe and dilapidated Trenton Central High School.

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SDA CONTINUES SPENDING SPREE ON ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD

Published on: January 20, 2014

An updated analysis by ELC of financial records since January 2010 shows the SDA has now spent over $148 million on agency staff and administrative expenses over the past four years.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND YEAR AMID MASSIVE UNDERFUNDING OF NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: January 14, 2014

Governor Christie proposes to lengthen the school year and school day, but the proposal comes against the backdrop of a substantial and growing shortfall in state school aid caused by his staunch refusal to increase funding under the SFRA.

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NEWARK STILL NOT MAKING PROGRESS SERVING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: January 13, 2014

Nearly two years since the Newark Public Schools agreed to a court-ordered Settlement to improve the delivery of special education services, the latest compliance report shows little progress in meeting deadlines for serving the district’s students with disabilities.

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LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW YORK TAX CAP REACHES COURT

Published on: January 5, 2014

Arguments over the constitutionality of New York’s local property tax cap have reached an Albany courtroom. NY parents and taxpayers are protesting the harm caused to schools by the 2% cap.

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NEW YORK CITY CLASS SIZES EXCEED LIMITS FOR A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION

Published on: December 18, 2013

Recent data show that class sizes in New York City public schools are now the largest in fifteen years, exceeding the levels established in the 2003 CFE ruling.

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