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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EDUCATION IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT: HOW ARE NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS DOING?

As part of a settlement agreement, the NJDOE has issued final reports to 76 school districts on their compliance with the requirement to educate students with disabilities in the “least restrictive environment.”

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CASES TO WATCH

New and pending cases to remedy state failures to provide adequate resources, funding, facilities and special education programs in public schools have advanced in numerous courts. Here’s what we’re watching.

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ELC DEMANDS RELEASE OF FUNDING TO REMEDIATE LEAD IN NJ SCHOOLS’ WATER

ELC is calling on NJ State Education and School Construction officials to immediately make funds available to districts to remediate lead in school building water delivery systems.

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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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