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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.

LESSONS FROM GEORGIA AND WISCONSIN: NJ VOUCHER BILL WILL LEAD TO WASTE, ABUSE AND SEGREGATION

Published on: June 16, 2011

New Jersey lawmakers should pay close attention to the experiences of Georgia and Wisconsin. Both states have enacted voucher schemes that have made news lately as researchers document the waste, abuse and student segregation caused by these programs.

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CHARTER SCHOOL REFORM BILL ADVANCES

Published on: June 16, 2011

Recently, Assembly Education Committee members overwhelmingly voted to support proposed legislation to improve accountability and oversight of New Jersey’s charter schools.

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Wanted, No Education Experience Necessary: School Supervisors Serving NJ's Most At-risk Students

Published on: June 13, 2011

The State Board of Education has published a new rule that would, if adopted, allow anyone with a college degree and no experience in education to serve as a chief administrator in New Jersey’s most challenging school districts.

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GRAD RATE REPORT IS GOOD NEWS TO BUILD ON

Published on: June 9, 2011

Education Week's latest "Diplomas Count" report on high school graduation rates contains good news about NJ public schools. It’s a sharp contrast to the drumbeat of negativity about public education that’s been coming from Governor Chris Christie in recent months.

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FUNDING BELOW-ADEQUACY SCHOOL DISTRICTS: NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR NJ'S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: June 8, 2011

Leaders in the NJ State Senate may propose increasing state aid in the FY12 budget in order to fund districts spending below the level determined to be "adequate" under the State school aid formula.

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SUPREME COURT DECISION SUPPORTS SFRA -- NOW FUND ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 24, 2011

The NJ Supreme Court ruled in today’s decision that the State’s failure to fund the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) caused “instructionally consequential and significant” harm to at-risk students in districts across the state.

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TIME TO OVERHAUL NJ'S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW

Published on: May 16, 2011

Charter schools, along with private school vouchers, are the centerpiece of Governor Christie's education "reform" agenda.

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STATE FINDS ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION VIOLATIONS IN PATERSON

Published on: May 9, 2011

As a result of a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC) on December 28, 2010, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has directed the Paterson school district to provide speech-language services to 43 elementary school students at Paterson's School Number 2. 

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