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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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Annual Lecture and Reception

Join ELC on Thursday, April 11, in New Brunswick for our annual Education Justice Lecture and Wine & Food Tasting Reception. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Thanks for your support!

 

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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ELC CALLS FOR NY LEGISLATURE TO PHASE IN FOUNDATION AID, RESTORE CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE

ELC, AQE, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC offer full support for the NY Assembly and Senate budget proposal to increase foundation aid by $1.2 billion.

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BALTIMORE PARENTS MOVE TO RE-OPEN SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT

Plaintiffs in a long-running Maryland school funding lawsuit filed a petition to re-open the case in the face of persistent and severe State underfunding of the Baltimore City schools.

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AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTS APPEAL CHALLENGING MICHIGAN’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Public Funds Public Schools filed an amicus brief urging the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down a law that blatantly violates the Michigan Constitution's prohibition on public funding of private schools.

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TWO STEPS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS IN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS

A new analysis by ELC shows that, over the last decade, the percentage of students in districts funded below the required constitutional, or "adequacy," level grew to over half of all students statewide.

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NJDOE IMPLEMENTS CONSENT ORDER PROVIDING GRADUATION TESTING RELIEF

Consent order and NJDOE guidance clarify testing rules for current juniors and seniors.

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