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THE FACTS ON HOLD HARMLESS AID IN NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: October 6, 2015

ELC has issued a new policy brief on the role of hold harmless aid – called “adjustment aid” – in NJ’s statewide, weighted student funding formula established by the Legislature in the School Funding Reform Act.

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NJ CHARTERS CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS EVEN AS DISTRICTS MAKE CUTS

Published on: September 24, 2015

An ELC analysis of the most recently available, audited school budgets shows many NJ charter schools carry a significant amount of surplus fund balance.

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NJ MUST GET MOVING ON EXPANDING ABBOTT PRESCHOOL STATEWIDE

Published on: September 22, 2015

ELC, along with a dozen other organizations, testified before the NJ Senate Education Committee about the proven benefits of the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.

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AMICI URGE PA COURTS TO HEAR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CASE

Published on: September 21, 2015

ELC and several Pennsylvania organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in William Penn School District v. State, a school funding and educational opportunity case.

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WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINDS CHARTER SCHOOL LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: September 14, 2015

The Washington Supreme Court voided the state's charter school statute because it circumvents local control and diverts education funds away from district schools, in violation of the state constitution.

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NEVADA PARENTS SUE TO STOP NATION’S MOST EXPANSIVE VOUCHER PROGRAM

Published on: September 9, 2015

Several Nevada public school parents represented by ELC and pro bono counsel in Las Vegas and Los Angeles have filed a lawsuit opposing the state’s new voucher program.

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CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES CALL ON DEBLASIO ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT DESEGREGATION EFFORTS ACROSS NYC

Published on: September 8, 2015

ELC and national civil rights and local community groups are calling on NYC’s educational leaders to remove a barrier to desegregation in the City’s public school system, the most segregated in the nation.

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PLAINTIFFS ACCUSE TENNESSEE OFFICIALS OF VIOLATING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

Published on: September 2, 2015

The Shelby County, TN, Board of Education filed an educational opportunity and school funding case alleging "dereliction" of duty on the part of the Governor and other state officials under the state constitution.

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