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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.

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COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities

ELC has expanded its Frequently Asked Questions document to assist parents in understanding their children's rights while school buildings remain fully or partially closed

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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COURT SETTLEMENT LOCKS IN NY'S COMMITMENT TO INCREASE SCHOOL FUNDING BY $4.2 BILLION

In the settlement, the NYSER plaintiffs and the State agreed to put the case on hold on the condition that the State honor its commitment to phase in the $4.2 billion required to reach full funding of the Foundation Aid Formula. Should the State fail to follow through, the settlement allows the plaintiffs to immediately restart the case in its current posture and move quickly to a trial.

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COMPARING NEW JERSEY SCHOOL SPENDING THE RIGHT WAY: A NEW ELC RESEARCH REPORT

The report demonstrates why comparisons of school district spending must take into account demographic differences in student composition rather than relying on simplistic comparisons of per pupil spending levels.

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THE EDUCATION SECRETARY HAS A DUTY TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM THEIR OWN STATES

As COVID-19 cases reach record highs in many states, the nation is watching in shock as several governors and legislatures stand directly in the way of school safety.

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JUDGE REJECTS PA HOUSE SPEAKER’S BID TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN SCHOOL FUNDING TRIAL

The plaintiffs contend that students across the state, especially those in poor communities, are being denied a “thorough and efficient” education as guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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NJ SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS MANDATE TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS ON SEGREGATION AND FUNDING

The Court is the first in the nation to impose a constitutional duty on a charter authorizer to ensure charters do not segregate or undermine funding and resources for students in district schools.

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