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NJ LAWMAKERS: JUST FUND THE FORMULA
Published on: January 19, 2017
ELC informed lawmakers at two legislative committee hearings that they must get the SFRA back on track.
NJ GRAD RATE RISES, BUT BIG PROBLEM LOOMS
Published on: January 18, 2017
The NJDOE's 2016 high school graduation report notes that the rate rose above 90%, but the report doesn't mention that this progress will be undermined by recently adopted regulations that make PARCC exams the state's sole graduation test by 2021.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS PREVAIL: JUDGE ORDERS DOB TO RELEASE GRANTS TO STRUGGLING SCHOOLS
Published on: December 30, 2016
The justice found the NY Division of Budget exceeded its legal authority by withholding two-year grants to support improvements in “persistently struggling” schools.
CONNECTICUT COURT RULING COULD HURT, NOT HELP, VULNERABLE STUDENTS
Published on: December 15, 2016
The Connecticut school funding decision issued in September was hailed as "sweeping" and "unprecedented," but the actual legal conclusions and orders set off alarm bells.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS TO STATE TREASURER: OBEY COURT ORDER, STOP ESA PROGRAM
Published on: December 6, 2016
Plaintiffs in the Lopez v. Schwartz lawsuit notified the Nevada Attorney General that the actions of the State Treasurer to continue promoting ESA vouchers violate a court order permanently blocking the ESA program.
NEW DATA SHOWS NEED TO REVISE NJDOE GRADUATION POLICIES
Published on: December 5, 2016
Newly released data from the NJDOE shows that only 9% of seniors passed the Department’s new PARCC graduation requirement in 2016, and more than 50,000 relied on options the NJDOE is currently phasing out to earn their diplomas.
ELC STANDING UP FOR EDUCATION RIGHTS ACROSS THE NATION
Published on: November 30, 2016
ELC represents public school children in courts across the country to address egregious violations of their education rights. Here's a recap of our current litigation.
BUILDING FIREWALLS: PROTECTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE TRUMP ERA
Published on: November 29, 2016
With the selection of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Donald Trump has made good on his promise to do everything possible under his administration to undermine and weaken America's public education system.