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Education Justice Lecture

Join ELC on Thursday, May 28, at 4 PM for our virtual Education Justice Lecture. Click here for more information about the event. 

 

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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News Headlines

SCHOOL FINANCE LITIGATION UPDATE: DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, AND NEW MEXICO

Given the crucial role of school finance lawsuits after COVID-19, ELC continues to inform advocates, teachers, parents, policymakers and other public school supporters of developments in existing and new litigation.

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LAWSUIT CHALLENGES NORTH CAROLINA LAW ALLOWING BREAKAWAY, SEGREGATED CHARTER SCHOOLS

North Carolina parents and civil rights groups are suing the State, challenging a 2018 law authorizing predominantly white, wealthy towns to form separate charter school districts.

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NEW JERSEY MUST REJECT EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS’ ADVICE TO GIVE EMERGENCY COVID-19 FUNDS EVEN TO WEALTHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

ELC is urging NJ Governor Phil Murphy to firmly reject a non-binding directive from U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos to set aside CARES Act funds for all private school students, even the most wealthy. 

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NEW JERSEY DISTRICTS CAN’T DEMAND WAIVERS IN RETURN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

The NJDOE has issued a firm prohibition to school districts against conditioning special education services on parents waiving their students’ rights guaranteed under federal law.

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

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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