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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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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EVERY CHILD NC: EDUCATION EQUITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN NORTH CAROLINA

NC community and civil rights leaders, parents, students, educators and advocates recently announced a new statewide campaign to push for bold and equitable investments in the state’s public schools.

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TARGETING FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS TO NJ DISTRICTS SEGREGATED BY POVERTY AND RACE

ELC urges the NJ Legislature to use the weighted enrollment counts of low-income students and ELLs in the SFRA to distribute federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to school districts.

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COVID-19 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ELC has released an FAQ to respond to the urgent need for information about the rights of students with disabilities while schools are closed and remote learning is taking place.

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