ABOUT ELC

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.

Our work is based on the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to learn. Read More

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Voucher Watch

ELC and Los Angeles-based Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP have established an initiative to track new voucher proposals and provide information and analysis of existing voucher laws in the states.

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Tools for Parents and Advocates

Learn about laws, regulations and advocacy tools in our guides on special education, discipline, residency, homeless students, and bullying.

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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ELC CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF EXCLUSION OF STUDENTS FROM NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL

ELC has filed an official complaint with the NJDOE regarding the recent exclusion of students from Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark.

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ELC ENCOURAGES VIGOROUS ADVOCACY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS

ELC Staff Attorney Jessica Levin participated in a podcast series presented by the NJDOE Bureau of Bilingual/ESL Education.

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DIVERSION OF DISTRICT FUNDS TO MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOLS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

ELC filed an amicus brief in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court challenging the unconstitutional diversion of school district funds to charter schools.

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ELC SUPPORTS COMPLAINT OF EXCESSIVE DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BY NORTH STAR CHARTER SCHOOL

ELC provided a letter to the NJDOE supporting a Rutgers Education and Health Law Clinic complaint alleging that a Newark charter school imposes discipline without regard to students' disability status.

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ELC JOINS FIGHT TO MAINTAIN MICHIGAN’S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN AGAINST PUBLIC FUNDING OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS

ELC filed an amicus brief in a crucial case before the Michigan Court of Appeals challenging a law that would redirect public education funds to private schools.

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