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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Making the Grade 2019: How fair is school funding in your state?

ELC report analyzes public school funding and finds continued unfairness and significant disparities in the states.

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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 URGES SUSPENSION OF GRADUATION TESTING REQUIREMENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ELC is urging the Murphy Administration to protect the rights of high school seniors by suspending the graduation testing requirements in NJ law for the class of 2020.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AFFIRMS STATE AND DISTRICT OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE SPECIAL EDUCATION DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES

The U.S. Dept. of Education has issued supplemental guidance to clear up the “serious misunderstanding” that federal disability laws prevent schools from offering educational programs through distance or remote instruction.

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NEW JERSEY ADVOCATES PRESS FOR CORONAVIRUS EDUCATION TASK FORCE

ELC and eight other advocacy organizations are urging Governor Murphy to establish a Coronavirus Education Task Force to ensure that NJ students emerge from the current crisis as educationally intact as possible.

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COVID-19: AN UPDATE FROM EDUCATION LAW CENTER

During the current coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans’ main focus must be on health and safety. ELC is also dedicated to that principle, and our thoughts are with our fellow citizens.

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PROPOSED FIX FOR DELAYS IN NEW JERSEY SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS RESTRICTS STUDENT RIGHTS

A proposal by the NJDOE and Office of Administrative Law to shorten significant delays in special education hearings impermissibly restricts students’ rights, according to NJ’s leading advocates for students with disabilities.

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