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Education Justice Lecture

Join ELC on Thursday, May 6, at 4 PM for our virtual Education Justice Lecture. Click here for more information about the event. 

 

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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News Headlines

TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL SEGREGATION CASE

A landmark Minnesota school segregation case is nearing settlement, but the resolution is contingent on the State Legislature’s enactment of a new bill.

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RIGHTS OF ENGLISH LEARNER STUDENTS AND PARENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

ELC has released new fact sheets and flyers in English and other major languages about the rights of NJ English Learner students and Limited English Proficient parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WILL NEW JERSEY GET BACK ON TRACK TO FULL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING?

ELC is calling on lawmakers to support Governor Murphy’s proposed $600 million increase in education funding in the FY22 State Budget.

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ELC ANALYSIS SHOWS SHARP DECLINE IN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENTS CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Preschool enrollments declined sharply in former Abbott districts in the fall of 2020, and expansion of preschool to low-income students across the state also stalled in non-Abbott districts.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE APPROVES USE OF NON-ATTORNEY ADVOCATES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law published a new opinion superseding a prior controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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