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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ABBOTT PRESCHOOL AT 20: CELEBRATING THE NATION’S FIRST COURT ORDERED, HIGH QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM

The highlights of the March conference, "Abbott Preschool at 20: Building on Success," are available in the most recent edition of "Policy Notes: News from the ETS Policy Information Center."

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ELC CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN NJ’S ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While NJ is a model for the nation in some crucial areas, improvements are still needed.

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ELC SUES OVER FAILURE TO REGULATE INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

ELC has filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's failure to regulate school district use of the internet to deliver essential services to students with disabilities.

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ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SCIARRA RECEIVES HOLLENBECK AWARD FROM NJ COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM IN THE LAW

ELC Executive Director David G. Sciarra has been honored with the Charles J. Hollenbeck Award for an attorney who has served the legal profession with "diligence, competence and dedication."

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CHARTER BACKERS LOSE IN CONNECTICUT FEDERAL COURT

California-based Students Matter has lost it's Connecticut lawsuit seeking a federal constitutional right to attend a charter school.

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