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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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Education Justice Lecture

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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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KANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ADVOCATES SCORE KEY VICTORIES IN 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Their uphill climb to success illustrates the power of sustaining multi-faceted campaigns for school funding reform that combine grassroots organizing, coalition building, communications and litigation.

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NJDOE PLANS TO RESUME GRADUATION TESTING

Here is the text for the blurb: The NJDOE is planning to resume high school graduation testing next school year, including a new 11th-grade test and a new set of graduation rules for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

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GEORGIA STUDENTS NEED ADEQUATELY FUNDED SCHOOLS, NOT ANOTHER CULTURE WAR

Fund Georgia’s Future is challenging Gov. Kemp to meet his stated goal of providing the state’s students with “the highest quality education” by ensuring adequate and equitable school funding instead of attacking CRT.

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BILL TO EXTEND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES NOW BEFORE GOVERNOR MURPHY

ELC is calling on Governor Murphy to quickly sign a bill to assist older students with significant disabilities who lost critical transition services during the pandemic.

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REGISTER NOW FOR 6/17 WEBINAR, "LESSONS FROM NEW JERSEY'S ABBOTT PRESCHOOL: BUILDING A NATIONAL SYSTEM OF HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION"

Registration is now open for the ELC/NIEER-sponsored 6/17 webinar: Lesson’s from NJ’s Abbott Preschool: Building a National System of High Quality Early Education.

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