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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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THE ABBOTT PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT 15

Published on: May 7, 2014

To mark the 15th anniversary of the high quality Abbott preschool program, ELC has prepared a report on the state of the program, including recommendations for improvement going forward.

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ELC COURT ACTION YIELDS PROPER AID NOTICES TO NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 6, 2014

On May 1, the NJDOE issued new state aid notices to school districts for the 2014-15 school year in response to a motion filed by ELC before the State Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott v. Burke school finance litigation.

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STATE FORMALLY NOTIFIES NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SUBSTANTIAL UNDERFUNDING

Published on: April 30, 2014

In response to a motion filed by ELC, the NJDOE has issued new aid notices to all school districts based on the cost of educating students to meet State academic standards under the SFRA, NJ’s groundbreaking, weighted student funding formula.

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HOBOKEN CHALLENGES IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON STUDENTS

Published on: April 23, 2014

The Hoboken Board of Education filed an appeal of the NJDOE decision to renew and expand the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, detailing how expansion will exacerbate racial imbalance in the Hoboken schools and reduce funding available to students in district schools.

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