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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NEW JERSEY MUST REIN IN IMPROPER CHARTER GROWTH

As part of the Murphy administration's review of implementation of the 1995 charter school law, ELC submitted detailed written comments to the NJDOE with recommendations to address problems in the program.

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TIME TO END STATE DISTRICT TAKEOVER IN NEW JERSEY

In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC reissued its call for the NJ Legislature to move quickly to repeal the QSAC provisions authorizing State takeover of local school districts.

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DELAWARE SCHOOL FUNDING CASE CAN PROCEED TO TRIAL, COURT RULES

In a groundbreaking decision, a Delaware judge ruled that the state constitution guarantees a meaningful education that enables all students to achieve State academic standards.

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ELC PRESSES STATE TO COMPLY WITH ABBOTT v. BURKE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION MANDATE

ELC is again requesting that the NJ Attorney General ensure the SDA and DOE update the required strategic prioritization plan and provide cost estimates for the next found of school construction projects in the SDA districts.

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CHAMPION OF EDUCATION JUSTICE AWARD PRESENTED TO KATHLEEN GEBHARDT

Kathleen Gebhardt is this year's recipient of the Demetrio Rodriguez Champion of Education Justice Award presented at the annual Litigators' Workshop sponsored by ELC.

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