ELC supports legal and policy advocacy in states around the country and at the federal level in an effort to provide high quality educational opportunities for all children, including low-income and minority children, children learning English, and children with disabilities.

ELC facilitates the only network of attorneys in the states working on school finance and other equity-related litigation, and each year hosts the Litigators’ Workshop bringing together attorneys and advocates from around the country.

ELC provides support to education advocates, stakeholders and litigators by:

  • analyzing policy and research in key equity areas, including school funding and preschool, and disseminating information on research and policies;
  • providing assistance to equity advocates, especially those involved in legal action and policy initiatives;
  • promoting and facilitating collaborations, partnerships and networks to strengthen advocacy in and across states;
  • sponsoring and participating in conferences and other forums to promote educational quality and equity.

ELC’s “state web pages” contain brief summaries of the historical background and recent events in school funding litigation and related issues, such as costing-out studies, as well as links to court decisions, where available, and useful resources.For more information about lawsuits challenging state methods of funding public schools, click on individual states on the interactive map. 

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Press Contact:
Sharon Krengel
Director of Policy, Strategic Partnerships and Communications
973-624-1815, x240