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

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

Annual Lecture and Reception

Join ELC on Tuesday, May 15, in New Brunswick for our annual Education Justice Lecture and Wine & Food Tasting Reception. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Thanks for your support!

 

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 YORK CITY PARENTS TAKE FIGHT TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE TO COURT

NYC parents represented by ELC filed a lawsuit against the NY Education Commissioner to demand smaller classes in NYC public schools.

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NJDOE URGED TO RESCIND CHRISTIE-ERA GRADUATION RULES

ELC and ACLU-NJ are urging the NJDOE to withdraw the high school graduation policies illegally imposed by the Christie Administration in 2016.

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FLINT LEAD CRISIS: SETTLEMENT TO LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO ASSESS IMPACTS ON FLINT CHILDREN

Attorneys for Flint schoolchildren reached a historic agreement to establish an unprecedented program to provide universal screening to all Flint children impacted by the water crisis.

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GAO REPORT: TAKE A VOUCHER AND FORFEIT SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS

Given the growth of vouchers for students with disabilities, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about the impact of vouchers on special education rights is alarming.

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GOVERNOR MURPHY BEGINS TO FILL THE SCHOOL FUNDING HOLE LEFT BY HIS PREDECESSOR

Gov. Murphy's proposed FY19 education budget is the first in eight years to distribute state aid according to the SFRA, and it puts the state on a path towards full funding for all school districts.

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