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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 SECURES COURT RULING MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE SCHOOLING FOR STUDENT WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES

Published on: November 14, 2013

A recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge has made it possible for a NJ child with severe traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia and an inability to vocalize to continue to attend the specialized school where he experienced marked success.

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A NEW YORK COMMUNITY RAISES ITS VOICE FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: November 13, 2013

A packed audience of parents and community members listened to a panel of school finance experts, including ELC's Wendy Lecker, at a recent Ossining, NY,  Board of Education meeting.

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NJDOE DROPS PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE EMERGENT PROJECTS FROM SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: November 12, 2013

Under pressure from ELC and advocates, the NJDOE will not eliminate the definitions of “emergent condition” and “emergent project” from the State’s school facilities regulations.

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2013 NAEP: New Jersey Solidifies Top State Ranking

Published on: November 7, 2013

The 2013 results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have been released, and New Jersey once again stands as a top performer among participating states.

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NEWARK'S IRONBOUND SCHOOLS: NEGLECTED, OVERCROWDED AND CRUMBLING

Published on: November 6, 2013

An ELC analysis of Newark Public School building conditions shows that schools in the Ironbound neighborhood are among the most neglected, overcrowded and dilapidated in the city.

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NEW JERSEY ATTORNEYS NEEDED TO REPRESENT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: November 4, 2013

ELC is sponsoring a full-day training for lawyers interested in volunteering their time to advocate on behalf of students deprived of their right to special education services.

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NJ PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: PROGRESS STOPS UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION

Published on: November 3, 2013

In 2012-13, 90,916 NJ three- and four-year-olds are eligible for preschool, but only 47,247 of them are in full-day, high-quality programs. This leaves 43,669 low-income children underserved or not served at all.

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TOP 25 MOST UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: October 30, 2013

The promise of the School Funding Reform Act has been shattered during Governor Christie’s first term in office, starting with a massive $1.1 billion aid cut in in 2010-11, and continuing with three budgets resulting in essentially "flat funded" districts.

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