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NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FALLS WELL SHORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION
Published on: April 13, 2015
The overall increase of $1.3 billion in school aid in New York State's FY16 budget exceeds last year’s figure, but it falls far short of what students there are entitled to. It also fails to mitigate the severe resource cuts over the past six years.
PROPOSED CHARTER CHAIN SCHOOL TAKEOVERS IN CAMDEN RAISE MORE RED FLAGS
Published on: April 8, 2015
The Superintendent of the State-operated Camden School District recently announced plans to turn over the operation of five district-run, neighborhood schools to the Mastery, Uncommon and KIPP charter chains beginning September 2015.
MAKING SURE MANY MORE NJ CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL
Published on: April 2, 2015
Pre-K Our Way, a not-for-profit organization launched earlier this year, is determined to make sure each child gets a strong start in life through effective preschool education. ELC is pleased to support this effort.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE READY TO IMPOSE ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION CUTS
Published on: March 26, 2015
Advocates are warning legislators that Governor Christie’s proposed FY16 State Budget will force another crippling round of budget cuts in NJ public schools for the sixth straight year.
PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION
Published on: March 25, 2015
On March 24, seven county school districts filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that the Tennessee school funding system violates the the State Constitution's education clause, its equal protection provisions, and its unfunded mandates provision.
NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REGULATIONS EXPECTED
Published on: March 23, 2015
In response to concerns raised by ELC and the ACLU-NJ, the NJDOE is expected to propose new high school graduation regulations to the State Board of Education soon.
ELC’S NEWEST PUBLICATION PROVIDES ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS
Published on: March 19, 2015
ELC has expanded its advocacy guide series to address the extremely vulnerable population of students who reside in foster care.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S 6TH BUDGET BRINGS NO RELIEF, MORE HARM TO NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN
Published on: March 12, 2015
Governor Christie has proposed massive aid cuts, no aid increase, or increases so small as to have no practical impact on school district budgets in every year since he took office in 2010.