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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.

BEST PRACTICES: NEW JERSEY'S STANDARDS-LINKED PRE-K TO GRADE 12 SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM

Published on: March 9, 2014

ELC's policy brief, Linking Standards to Resources: New Jersey’s School Funding Reform Act of 2008, provides a detailed history of the development of the SFRA “weighted student” formula and its implementation through 2013.

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AQE & the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Visit 14 NY School Districts

Published on: March 3, 2014

In late February, CFE and AQE visited 14 school districts across NY to document educational resource deficiencies resulting from the state’s failure to meet its constitutional obligations. Read the report released at a briefing for the NY Assembly Education Committee.

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ADVOCATES AND NJ SETTLE FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO ENSURE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION

Published on: March 2, 2014

Nearly seven years after a lawsuit was originally filed, disability advocates entered into an historic settlement with the NJDOE to ensure that NJ students with disabilities receive an appropriate education in the “least restrictive environment.”

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EXPIRED SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS PROMPT NEW ELC LAWSUIT

Published on: February 11, 2014

The lawsuit concerns the failure of NJDOE to ensure the submission and approval of updated Long-Range Facilities Plans by the 31 SDA districts.

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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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