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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

Legal Settlement to Launch Groundbreaking Program to Assess Impacts of Lead Crisis on Flint Children 

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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NJ LEGISLATORS CAN’T FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT WILL SEND MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

A bill fast-tracked in the NJ Legislature would require the State to send millions more in taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools to pay the salaries of STEM teachers.

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NJ LEGISLATURE POISED TO HAND OVER CAMDEN STUDENTS TO CHARTER CHAINS & STUDENT RECORDS TO PRIVATE ENTITY

A bill fast-tracked by the NJ Legislature would allow the State-operated Camden school district to turn over operation of most, if not all, of its enrollment and schools to three out-of-state charter groups.

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INCREASE NJ SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS FOR ALL DISTRICTS

ELC opposes A3902, legislation authorizing $1 billion in bonds for school facilities projects in county vocational schools and security upgrades, calling instead for comprehensive legislation for all districts.

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AID CUTS LOOM FOR STUDENTS IN 188 NJ DISTRICTS

If enacted, NJ Senate Bill 2 would cut $615 million in state aid from 188 school districts over the next 5-7 years, impacting thousands of students across the state.

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STATEMENT FROM DAVID SCIARRA, EDUCATION LAW CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON TODAY'S FILING IN LATINO ACTION NETWORK V. STATE OF NEW JERSEY

ELC fully supports the lawsuit challenging the intense racial and socio-economic isolation of students in NJ's public school system.

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