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ELC DEMANDS SECRETARY DUNCAN REJECT NJ ESEA WAIVER RENEWAL

In a letter submitted May 18, Education Law Center calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to “promptly reject” New Jersey’s application to renew its waiver under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) until the State removes a proposed exemption from federally-mandated interventions for low performing schools in State-operated districts. The ELC demand is triggered by NJ Education Commissioner David Hespe’s proposal to eliminate State-led efforts to improve academic outcomes for students in low performing schools in Newark and other districts under the State’s direct control.      Read More

SCHOOL LEADERS URGE LAWMAKERS TO FUND NJ HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

STATES SLOW TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY PRE-K

NJ GRAD RATES REMAIN STRONG

ELC APPLAUDS LAUNCH OF NEVADA COALITION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

UNDERFUNDING THE SFRA: THE LEGACY FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

NJ RURAL STUDENTS CONTINUE PURSUIT OF FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

ELC CALLS ON SECRETARY DUNCAN TO REQUIRE NJ TO INTERVENE IN NEWARK PRIORITY AND FOCUS SCHOOLS

NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FALLS WELL SHORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION

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