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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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Making the Grade 2021

How fair is school funding in your state? The annual Making the Grade report and supplementary materials explore the condition of school funding across the country.

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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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BEYOND EQUITY OR DIVERSITY: EXPANDING THE RIGHT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

ELC’s 2022 Education Justice Lecture featured Professor John C. Brittain speaking to an audience of over 200, along with Professor Elise Boddie and Congressman Bobby Scott offering responding remarks.

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Statement from Education Law Center and Public Funds Public Schools on U.S. Supreme Court’s Carson v. Makin Decision

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Carson v. Makin is an alarming blow to the vital civic institution of public education as guaranteed by state constitutions nationwide.

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CHILD ADVOCATES TO PENNSYLVANIA COURT: MONEY MATTERS!

ELC and 20 education advocacy and child welfare organizations make a powerful plea for increasing state investment in PA’s high poverty school districts.

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BILL CAPS CLASS SIZE IN NYC SCHOOLS: LONG OVERDUE AND URGENTLY NEEDED

Advocates hail the passage of bills mandating caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all NYC public schools.

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NJ GROUPS PETITION STATE FOR RULES ON DISTRICT USE OF SCHOOL SECURITY AID

Student and civil rights organizations champion urgent need for SEL, restorative justice and mental health supports in schools.

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