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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?
Published on: August 15, 2014
Camden families must become knowledgeable about the Mastery and Uncommon charter chains now that Governor Christie has given them a pivotal role in the education of the city's school children.
ELC CALLS ON STATE TO ASSESS EFFECT OF NJ CHARTERS ON SEGREGATION AND SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: August 13, 2014
In recently filed comments, ELC is calling on the NJDOE to issue rules requiring the State Education Commissioner to assess the impact of NJ charter schools on both student segregation and local school district budgets.
ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS
Published on: August 5, 2014
ELC has joined the legal team in the long-running Bacon lawsuit challenging inadequate resources and funding for students in 16 southern NJ rural districts under the State Constitution.
Little Change in School Aid in FY15 State Budget
Published on: July 21, 2014
With final passage of the FY15 State Budget, NJ school districts now have a clear picture of the resources available to them in the coming year as they strive to provide their students with a “thorough and efficient” education.
STATE APPROVES HUGE CHARTER EXPANSION IN CAMDEN
Published on: July 16, 2014
Commissioner Hespe has approved the plans of two out-of-state charter school chains – Mastery and Uncommon – to open 10 schools serving almost 7,000 K-12 schoolchildren in the State-operated Camden.
ELC REPORT: INADEQUATE FUNDING SHRINKS STAFF AND REDUCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR NJ STUDENTS
Published on: July 8, 2014
A new ELC report documents an alarming decline in staff levels in NJ's public schools between 2009 and 2012, triggered by the State’s failure to provide billions in required funding increases.
STATE SUED FOR DEFYING VOTERS' PROMISE TO COLORADO'S KIDS
Published on: June 29, 2014
Colorado families, teachers, and districts sue to enforce Amendment 23’s constitutional requirement for support for education in good times and bad.
PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICT: BAYONNE
Published on: June 24, 2014
The Bayonne Public School District has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most underfunded in New Jersey. The district will receive a mere $186,000 increase in state aid over the current year.