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ADVANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACROSS THE NATION   READ MORE

For Parents and Advocates

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

School Funding

Is School Funding Fair? ELC's National Report Card rates all 50 states on the basis of four separate fairness indicators.

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NY: ELC Advocacy for Education Rights

ELC is advancing the legal rights of New York schoolchildren to a sound basic education, including representing the students in the Small Cities school funding case.

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Educate Nevada Now!

ELC is a founding partner in a non-partisan coalition of education stakeholders whose mission is to bring equity to the distribution of school funding in Nevada.

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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

ELC STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ENDING STATE TAKEOVER OF SCHOOLS

ELC strongly supports Assembly Bill 3637, which repeals New Jersey’s school district takeover law, and thanks Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly for his leadership on this pressing issue.

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CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS URGE COURT TO UPHOLD RULING STOPPING VOUCHER LAW

Three leading civil right groups submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Nevada Supreme Court asking the Justices to affirm a lower court decision finding Nevada’s voucher law violates the state constitution.

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RESEARCH SHOWS ESAs WILL NOT HELP NEVADA SCHOOL CHILDREN

The NEA and NSEA recently filed a "friend of the court" brief to the Nevada Supreme Court thoroughly reviewing the research on voucher programs similar to the state's ESAs.

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NEW YORK STATE BUDGET LEAVES CHILDREN BEHIND AGAIN

NY has once again failed to live up to its constitutional duty to fund public schools adequately so every child has the opportunity for a sound basic education.

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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MUST TACKLE LEAD IN NEWARK SCHOOLS

ELC sent a request to the DOE and SDA to immediately assess elevated lead levels in dozens of Newark schools and to undertake any emergent repair projects necessary to eliminate this hazardous condition.

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