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

Learn more about ELC's 50th anniversary events here.

From Courthouse to Statehouse - and Back Again

ELC's groundbreaking study of four states demonstrates that sustained, multi-faceted, political campaigns, including litigation, are the recipe to secure new state investments in PK-12 education.

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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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NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MUST IMPROVE PROTECTIONS FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

ELC and partners urge stakeholders to submit testimony to the State Board of Education on Bilingual Education Code readoption.

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ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION MESS COURTESY OF THE NJ STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Partial reports show that just 39% of students who took the first ever administration of the NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) last March passed the English Language Arts section. 

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NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, IN A FORCEFUL RULING, ORDERS $1 BILLION TO FUND LEANDRO SCHOOL FUNDING REFORMS

The ruling affirms the inherent authority of the judiciary to compel state executive branch officials to take appropriate action to remedy longstanding violations of students’ constitutional right to public education.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY: FILL ALL EXPIRED SEATS ON STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Advocates press for confirmation of recent nominees and more appointments and plan upcoming public forum.

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BY DECEMBER 31, NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST MEET WITH FAMILIES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC

ELC recommends families of students with disabilities make a written request to their local school districts to schedule IEP meetings and is releasing an updated version of the FAQ on Compensatory Education in Response to COVID-19.

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