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.
ELC RELEASES 2017 LIST OF NATION’S MOST FISCALLY DISADVANTAGED SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Published on: February 21, 2017
ELC has released the 2017 list of the most financially strapped public school districts in the nation. Over 1.5 million children are educated in these 47 districts in 20 states, with every region of the country represented.
NEVADA SCHOOL FUNDING DIRE, URGENTLY NEEDS REFORM
Published on: February 9, 2017
Nevada is last in the nation in providing additional funding to public school children most in need, according to the sixth edition of the National Report Card released last month by ELC.
ELC WELCOMES GREG LITTLE AS CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL
Published on: February 8, 2017
Gregory C. Little, a former partner at the international law firm of White & Case and among the nation's most experienced trial lawyers, has joined ELC to serve as Chief Trial Counsel.
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS PRESS CHALLENGE TO ILLEGAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Published on: February 3, 2017
Organizations challenging illegal graduation rules adopted by the NJ Commissioner and State Board of Education filed their opening brief in state court.
ELC APPLAUDS NJ SUPREME COURT ORDER DENYING GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S ABBOTT MOTION
Published on: January 31, 2017
The NJ Supreme Court issued an order today denying Governor Christie’s motion to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke litigation.
GOVERNOR CUOMO: DUMP FORMULA, LET POLITICS DRIVE SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: January 30, 2017
In his proposed 2017-18 budget, Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for repeal of NY’s Foundation Aid Formula, the 2007 law responding to the landmark case, Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State (CFE).
NJ SCHOOL FUNDING ERODES UNDER GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
Published on: January 26, 2017
NJ remains near the top of the nation in the National Report Card, Is School Funding Fair? But, Pre-K to 12 school funding continues to suffer under Governor Christie.
ELC, ACLU-NJ and NJAIJ PRESS NJDOE TO ENSURE SCHOOLS ARE “SAFE HAVENS” FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION
Published on: January 24, 2017
ELC, ACLU-NJ and the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice have asked New Jersey’s Acting Commissioner of Education to take action to ensure NJ public schools are safe havens for all students.