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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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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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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NEW CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT VOUCHERS, PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION

ELC has joined forces with the Southern Poverty Law Center on a nationwide campaign to fight private school vouchers and ensure public funds are dedicated to educating public school students.

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NJDOE SUSPENDS UNREGULATED INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN RESPONSE TO ELC APPEAL

The NJDOE has halted the unregulated use of the internet by school districts to deliver essential services to students with disabilities in response to ELC’s legal challenge to that practice.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: HOW TO BETTER SERVE GEORGIA’S AT-RISK STUDENTS

New ELC research shows replacing Georgia’s early intervention and remedial education program with a poverty-based weight would vastly improve resources for at-risk students.

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NEW JERSEY ON SLOW ROAD BACK TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Did the FY20 NJ State Budget Governor Murphy signed on June 30 improve resources and opportunities for the state's 1.4 million public school students?

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NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS WITH VIOLATING STUDENTS' RIGHTS BY UNDERFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Parents in seven low-wealth Massachusetts school districts filed a lawsuit against the State, charging that persistent school underfunding violates the constitutional rights of their children.

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