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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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ELC CALLS ON MURPHY ADMINISTRATION TO WAIVE GRADUATION TEST FOR CLASS OF 2022

The anticipated resumption of normal schooling in the fall does not undo the impact of the multiple year suspension of state testing for incoming seniors.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COVID-19 FUNDS FOR NJ SCHOOLS

ELC has prepared a Primer on Federal COVID Funds for NJ Schools that answers key questions on the amounts and distribution of these funds, totaling $4.3 billion.

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AFTER YEARS OF SUSTAINED ADVOCACY, NY TAKES BIG STEP TOWARDS FULL SCHOOL FUNDING

A new ELC analysis demonstrates that the aid increases will benefit schools in the state’s highest poverty districts, consistent with the original goal of the school funding formula.

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AS PRESIDENT BIDEN CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K, EXPERTS DISCUSS ABBOTT PRESCHOOL AS NATIONAL MODEL

ELC and NIEER convened a panel of experts to discuss how the NJ Supreme Court-ordered Abbott Preschool Program serves as a national model for the effective delivery of high quality early education.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER STATEMENT ON NJ SUPREME COURT'S RULING ON CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The decision affirms the fundamental responsibility of the Commissioner of Education to evaluate and address racial segregation and the segregation of students with disabilities and English learner students.

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