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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.

STUDY FINDS 40% OF ALTERNATIVE TEST STUDENTS GO ON TO COLLEGE

Published on: April 20, 2010

Joint Press Release From the Institute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers, Education Law Center, the CUNY Graduate Center and Newark's Project GRAD.

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AHSA RESULTS PUT JUNE GRADUATION AT RISK FOR THOUSANDS

Published on: April 15, 2010

In an April 13 letter Education Law Center asked Commissioner Bret Schundler to set aside the results of last January's Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA) after preliminary reports showed high failure rates that threaten June graduation prospects for thousands of seniors.

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START THE RACE!

Published on: April 15, 2010

Though New Jersey did not receive funding in Phase I of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition, taking part in the process proved to be useful for the State's chances in Phase II. Though New Jersey did not receive funding in Phase I of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition, taking part in the process proved to be useful for the State's chances in Phase II.

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ELC Asks NJDOE to Release AHSA Data

Published on: April 14, 2010

Education Law Center has asked the Department and the State Board of Education to release full results of the new assessment so the public will know how many students may not graduate.

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RETURN OF THE VOUCHER BILL

Published on: April 12, 2010

New Jersey voucher supporters have unveiled the latest version of legislation to divert $360 million in tax dollars to private and religious schools, at the same time the State's public school students are reeling from a massive $1 billion aid cut proposed by Governor Christopher Christie.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO COMPARE NJ EDUCATION FUNDING

Published on: March 29, 2010

How often have you heard New Jersey spends "too much" for public education? Or that our poorest school districts are the "highest spending" in the state? Or that differences in school funding between districts are unnecessary?

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ELC RELEASES TWO PRE-K POLICY BRIEFS

FOUR IN TWENTY-TEN

Published on: February 1, 2010

ELC is calling on the NJ Legislature to redouble efforts to advance the state's historic gains in education equity, identifying the four most pressing challenges of the coming year.

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