ABOUT ELC

ELC is at the forefront of state-based efforts to improve school funding equity and secure essential resources for all students. Our strategies include litigation, policy development, capacity building, communications, data analysis and research.

Our work is based on the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to learn. Read More

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Voucher Watch

ELC and Los Angeles-based Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP have established an initiative to track new voucher proposals and provide information and analysis of existing voucher laws in the states.

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Tools for Parents and Advocates

Learn about laws, regulations and advocacy tools in our guides on special education, discipline, residency, homeless students, and bullying.

Abbott v. Burke

ELC represents over 300,000 low-income NJ schoolchildren in the Abbott v. Burke litigation. The Abbott decisions have been called the most important equal education rulings since Brown v. Board of Education.

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SECRETARY DEVOS'S SCHOOL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NO PLACE IN NJ SCHOOLS

ELC released a statement in opposition to recommendations by the Federal Commission on School Safety released by the Trump administration. 

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LANDMARK SCREENING PROGRAM UNDERWAY FOR FLINT CHILDREN IMPACTED BY LEAD CRISIS

Flint students affected by the water crisis are beginning to receive high quality screenings and evaluations under a landmark settlement agreement in federal lawsuit.

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ENDS CHALLENGE TO TENURE LAWS

The NJ Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court ruling dismissing a lawsuit seeking invalidation of tenure and due process rules for the state's teachers.

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ELC LETTER TO LEGISLATORS ON SCHOOL FUNDING

ELC sent a letter to NJ legislators concerning a bill that would increase public funding for private schools.

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NEW JERSEY MUST REIN IN IMPROPER CHARTER GROWTH

As part of the Murphy administration's review of implementation of the 1995 charter school law, ELC submitted detailed written comments to the NJDOE with recommendations to address problems in the program.

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