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NEWARK’S NEXT STEPS TO LOCAL CONTROL

Published on: August 13, 2015

With recently released QSAC scores in hand, Newark stakeholders can keep the momentum going to return the school district to local control.

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AMICI URGE TEXAS SUPREME COURT TO AFFIRM STATE'S SCHOOL FUNDING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: August 13, 2015

ELC joined Texas organizations to file a friend of the court brief in the Texas Supreme Court in support of the state's economically disadvantaged and English Language Learner students.

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UNDERFUNDING LIMITS NJDOE REVIEW OF SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA

Published on: August 11, 2015

To guide the NJDOE in preparing the September 2015 Educational Adequacy Report on the SFRA, ELC sent a letter to Commissioner Hespe underscoring the strict limits of the report's parameters and bringing to the Commissioner’s attention several key issues that must be addressed.

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STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES PLACED IN NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES NO SERVICES

Published on: July 14, 2015

The NJDOE has agreed to investigate whether Newark Prep Charter School failed to provide essential special education services to a student with disabilities for an entire year after the student was placed in the school through the One Newark Enrolls plan.

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NATIONAL REPORT CARD SHINES NEW LIGHT ON WHY FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING MATTERS

Published on: July 14, 2015

This year’s "National Report Card: Is School Funding Fair" resonated with journalists, editorial writers, commentators and radio hosts across the country.

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FINAL NJ BUDGET: CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS GET MORE, NO INCREASE FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: July 5, 2015

Governor Christie has signed the NJ State Budget, which includes education funding for fiscal year 2016. The Governor, however, vetoed the majority of the targeted, "off formula" education funding added to his proposed budget by the Legislature.

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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has found the NJDOE failed to comply with requirements of its ESEA waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

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NJ EDUCATION BUDGET: CHARTERS GET WINDFALL, DISTRICTS FLAT, NO VOUCHERS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The FY16 State Budget proposed by NJ Democratic legislators makes few changes to public school funding from the budget proposed by Governor Christie in February.

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