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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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STATE BOARD SET TO RESTRICT HIGH SCHOOL TEST OPT OUTS

ELC objects to NJDOE’s last minute change to graduation assessment regulations without providing the opportunity for public comment.

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AMICUS GROUPS URGE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT NOT TO BLOCK VOTER-APPROVED INCREASE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

ELC, SOS Arizona, and SPLC filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court not to block Arizona’s Proposition 208, which provides a boost in public school funding.

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NJ STILL NOT PROTECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COVID-19 RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION

This concern is raised in a notice from prominent special education advocates that the NJDOE’s guidance falls short of meeting crucial federal and state legal requirements.

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$4 BILLION LOST: A DECADE OF DISINVESTMENT IN NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Two ELC reports show the erosion of school funding equity in NJ, at a time when the pandemic’s impacts require more resources for vulnerable student populations.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19…AGAIN

ELC has released a research brief analyzing school aid cuts totaling $2 billion statewide proposed by NY Governor Cuomo in his FY22 State Budget.

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