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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COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities

ELC has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist parents in understanding their children's rights while virtual learning is in place.

Partnership for Equity & Education Rights (PEER)

PEER, convened by ELC, is a national network of lawyers and organizers fighting for education equity in their states.

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Public Funds Public Schools

PFPS is a national campaign supported by ELC, SPLC and the SPLC Action Fund to fight private school vouchers through litigation, advocacy and research.

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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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MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BOLD COMMUNITY VISION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

The Michigan Education Justice Coalition has launched “Reimagine MI Schools,” a statewide campaign to provide quality educational opportunities and positive learning environments for all Michigan public school children.

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BETSY DEVOS JUST CROSSED ANOTHER LINE. SHE'S AN ONGOING DANGER TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Read this USA Today op ed by David Sciarra and Derek Black: Betsy DeVos just crossed another line. She's an ongoing danger to teachers and students

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STATE SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN IGNORES NJ’S OVERCROWDED, UNSAFE SCHOOL FACILITIES

NJ’s “Road Back” school reopening plan disregards the reality in many school buildings, including severe overcrowding and unsafe conditions in buildings in SDA districts.

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ELC CALLS ON NJ TO JOIN STATES’ LAWSUIT TO STRIKE DOWN SECRETARY DEVOS’ ILLEGAL CARES ACT RULE

ELC is calling on NJ to join a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to reduce critically needed federal emergency funds from the state’s public schools.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY TAKES $330 MILLION IN SCHOOL FUNDING OFF THE TABLE

The impact of the Governor’s proposal will fall most heavily on NJ’s low wealth districts segregated by poverty and race as they rely more on state aid.

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