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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.

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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.

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ELC STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ENDING STATE TAKEOVER OF SCHOOLS

Published on: April 25, 2016

ELC strongly supports Assembly Bill 3637, which repeals New Jersey’s school district takeover law, and thanks Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly for his leadership on this pressing issue.

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CONGRESS AGAIN FAILS TO TACKLE EQUITY IN REVISED FEDERAL EDUCATION LAW

Published on: December 10, 2015

The new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) retreats somewhat from excessive high-stakes testing, but once again Congress has failed to confront the central problems that plague most of our 50 separate state school systems.

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JUSTICE GARY STEIN JOINS ELC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Published on: October 29, 2015

The trustees and staff of ELC welcome retired NJ Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein, who served with distinction on NJ’s highest court from January 1985 to September 2002, to the ELC Board of Trustees.

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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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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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ELC URGES NJDOE TO IMPROVE BILINGUAL EDUCATION RULES

Published on: June 15, 2015

ELC submitted recommendations to the State Board of Education to strengthen the requirements for timely and effective communication with parents of the 70,000 English language learners across the state.

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