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ELC PRESSES TO ENFORCE NY CONTRACTS FOR EXCELLENCE

ELC continues efforts to hold New York education officials accountable for implementing the Contracts for Excellence Law (C4E), a crucial component of the State’s obligation to ensure all students a sound basic education under the New York Constitution. Under the C4E law, the NYC Department of Education and NY school districts must develop a plan for allocating increases in state aid to resources and programs essential for a sound basic education as determined by the Court of Appeals in the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) rulings. On October 15, ELC attorney Wendy Lecker argued on behalf of NYC parents and CEC members to secure the right to timely public hearings on how districts allocate funds to essential programs, staff and services in schools, including class size reduction.  Read More

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