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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

STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

The Governor’s irresponsible and unconstitutional school funding plan is not only the opposite of fairness,  it is a complete non-starter for many reasons.

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NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN “INITIATIVE TO FULLY FUND NJ SCHOOLS”

ELC welcomes the Senate President’s pledge to fully fund all school districts statewide, however there is no need for a Commission to get the job done.

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ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING KEY TO EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN NEW YORK’S POOR SCHOOLS

AQE has filed an amicus brief prepared by ELC in support of NY teachers in a pending appeal of two consolidated lawsuits that are a copycat of the unsuccesful California Vergara case.

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NJ LAWMAKERS ACT TO KEEP YOUNG LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS

The Senate Education Committee recently took an important step by unanimously approving S2081, which bans public school expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade.

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