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ILLINOIS ADVOCATES CALL ON GOVERNOR TO DIRECT FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUNDS TO AT-RISK, MARGINALIZED STUDENTS

Published on: May 5, 2020

An Illinois coalition belonging to the PEER network is urging Governor Pritzker to ensures school districts use CARES Act K-12 funds for the state’s most marginalized children and families.

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CONSTITUTIONALLY OBLIGATED: STATES CANNOT PASS THE BUCK TO DISTRICTS AFTER CLOSING SCHOOLS

Published on: April 29, 2020

All states are constitutionally obligated to maintain and support a public education system, even after closing schools to stop the pandemic, and that obligation cannot be delegated to local school districts.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IMPACTS ON EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: April 16, 2020

ELC is bringing decades of experience and dedication to our core mission to tackling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education rights of the children we serve.

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ELC WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP FOR EQUITY & EDUCATION RIGHTS

Published on: November 21, 2019

ELC announces a new collaboration with the Partnership for Equity & Education Rights (PEER), an innovative network of state-focused advocates, community organizers and public interest lawyers.

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CASES TO WATCH

Published on: October 3, 2019

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 STAUNCHLY OPPOSES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S PROPOSED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT RULES

Published on: February 4, 2019

ELC has submitted detailed comments objecting to the poorly-reasoned and unlawful Title IX regulations recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Education.

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CASES TO WATCH IN 2019

Published on: January 10, 2019

In 2018, new cases were filed and pending cases advanced in numerous courts to remedy state education failures. Here are some important cases ELC is watching in 2019.

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SECRETARY DEVOS'S SCHOOL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NO PLACE IN OUR SCHOOLS

Published on: December 18, 2018

ELC released a statement in opposition to recommendations by the Federal Commission on School Safety released by the Trump administration. 

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