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NJ PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: PROGRESS STOPS UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION

Published on: November 3, 2013

In 2012-13, 90,916 NJ three- and four-year-olds are eligible for preschool, but only 47,247 of them are in full-day, high-quality programs. This leaves 43,669 low-income children underserved or not served at all.

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TOP 25 MOST UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: October 30, 2013

The promise of the School Funding Reform Act has been shattered during Governor Christie’s first term in office, starting with a massive $1.1 billion aid cut in in 2010-11, and continuing with three budgets resulting in essentially "flat funded" districts.

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ELC RECEIVES ADVOCACY AWARD FROM NAACP BRANCH

Published on: October 28, 2013

On October 26, ELC was presented with the Education Advocacy Award by the New Brunswick Area Branch of the NAACP during the organization’s 40th Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon.

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COMMISSIONER SAYS NEW TESTS WILL NOT BE TIED TO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS

Published on: October 24, 2013

In a potentially significant move away from high stakes exit testing, the NJ Education Commissioner has announced that new PARCC tests will not be tied to high school graduation for up to five years.

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NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: CHOICE MEANS SEGREGATION

Published on: October 23, 2013

A new study shows that New York City's "choice" school admissions policy is reinforcing and deepening educational disparities among city students.

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ELC PUSHES NJ COMMISSIONER TO FILE LONG OVERDUE PROGRESS REPORTS ON STATE TAKEOVER DISTRICTS

Published on: October 14, 2013

NJ Education Commissioner Cerf has failed to file annual reports for the last three years with the Legislature’s oversight committee on State operation of the Newark, Paterson and Jersey City public schools.

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NY SCHOOL REVENUE CAP ADDS TO FUNDING INEQUITIES

Published on: October 1, 2013

NY's Alliance for Quality Education, with the assistance of CFE, recently filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the NY State law that restricts districts statewide from raising adequate revenue for their schools.

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ELC RESPONDS TO STATE ON DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS AT TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: September 26, 2013

ELC released a statement calling the SDA’s assertion that the State, through the SDA, has no responsibility to repair emergent conditions at Trenton Central High School not only irresponsible, but patently false.

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