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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.

TOP 20 WORST NEWARK SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: December 2, 2013

An ELC analysis shows that, despite State control and eligibility for State funding, Newark schools remain among the state's most neglected, dilapidated and unfit for student learning.

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NJ LEGISLATURE SIGNALS READINESS TO MOVE ON FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Published on: November 25, 2013

NJ legislators have signaled their support for the state's youngest learners by passing a bill to “establish a task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten.”

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ELC STAFF IN THE NEWS

Published on: November 18, 2013

In recent weeks, ELC attorneys have had the opportunity to weigh in on education policy issues covered by a variety of media outlets.

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SDA REFUSES TO RELEASE REPORTS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY CONDITIONS IN URBAN SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: November 16, 2013

The SDA has denied an Open Public Records Act request filed by ELC to obtain the agency’s reports on the health and safety conditions in four schools badly in need of repair.

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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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