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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CHAMPION OF EDUCATION JUSTICE AWARD PRESENTED TO KATHLEEN GEBHARDT

Kathleen Gebhardt is this year's recipient of the Demetrio Rodriguez Champion of Education Justice Award presented at the annual Litigators' Workshop sponsored by ELC.

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MICHIGAN COURT ALLOWS DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS DESPITE BAN IN STATE CONSTITUTION

In a decision flouting a clear ban in Michigan's constitution, an appeals court has upheld a 2016 statute permitting the diversion of school funds to reimburse expenditures in private schools.

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UPDATED, INTERACTIVE NJ SCHOOL FUNDING DATA NOW ON ELC WEBSITE

Updated data tracking the implementation of NJ's weighted student funding formula enacted in the SFRA, and covering the period from 2008-09 through the current school year, is now available.

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ABBOTT PRESCHOOL AT 20: CELEBRATING THE NATION’S FIRST COURT ORDERED, HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM

The highlights of the March conference, "Abbott Preschool at 20: Building on Success," are available in the most recent edition of "Policy Notes: News from the ETS Policy Information Center."

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ELC CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN NJ’S ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While NJ is a model for the nation in some crucial areas, improvements are still needed.

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