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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.

NY SCHOOL REVENUE CAP ADDS TO FUNDING INEQUITIES

Published on: October 1, 2013

NY's Alliance for Quality Education, with the assistance of CFE, recently filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the NY State law that restricts districts statewide from raising adequate revenue for their schools.

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ELC RESPONDS TO STATE ON DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS AT TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: September 26, 2013

ELC released a statement calling the SDA’s assertion that the State, through the SDA, has no responsibility to repair emergent conditions at Trenton Central High School not only irresponsible, but patently false.

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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION INACTION FORCES TRENTON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO ENDURE ANOTHER YEAR OF UNFIT AND UNSAFE BUILDING CONDITIONS

Published on: September 15, 2013

ELC joined state legislators and a vocal group of teachers and advocates before the State Board of Education to let Board members know about the dreadful conditions at Trenton Central High School.

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PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST

Published on: September 11, 2013

NJ’s high graduation rates have been sustained by assessment policies that give students various ways to meet State standards called “multiple pathways.” However, the onset of the PARCC assessments could significantly narrow those alternatives.

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BACK TO SCHOOL 2013: IMMIGRATION STATUS CANNOT BE USED TO DENY ENROLLMENT

Published on: September 10, 2013

As NJ students return to school this fall, it is important for families to know what is required to prove residency for the purposes of school admission. Just as important is an understanding of what is not required and when a school district is in violation of the law.

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PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST

Published on: September 9, 2013

NJ will need new assessment policies when current high school tests are replaced by new Common Core exams in the spring of 2015, in order to avoid a decrease in the number of high school graduates and an increase in dropouts.

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PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST

Published on: September 5, 2013

More than 200,000 freshmen and sophomores will enter NJ’s public high schools this fall, and they all have one thing in common: none of them knows what they have to do to graduate.

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ADVOCACY EFFORT TRIGGERS COMMISSIONER'S REVERSAL ON ELIMINATION OF HIB REGULATION

Published on: September 4, 2013

Commissioner Cerf has confirmed in a letter to legislators that the NJDOE will withdraw a controversial proposal to delete an existing requirement governing a school district's response to harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB).

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