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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

PARENTS DEMAND SWIFT STATE ACTION TO SAFEGUARD CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF EAST RAMAPO STUDENTS

Parents of students attending NY’s troubled East Ramapo school district have notified the NY Education Commissioner and Regents’ Chancellor that the State must take swift action to remedy the district board's continuing failure to provide students a sound basic education.

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STUDENTS SUE TO FORCE NJDOE TO ADOPT NEW GRADUATION RULES

NJ students and their families filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's attempt to impose new exams as requirements for high school graduation without adopting new regulations as required by law.

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SCHOOL FUNDING LITIGATIONS HOT TOPIC IN STATE COURTS

School funding litigations seeking better educational opportunities for underserved students continue in state trial courts and supreme courts across the country.

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WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINES STATE FOR NOT FAIRLY FUNDING ITS SCHOOLS

The Washington Supreme Court has ordered the State to pay $100,000 a day into an education fund because it failed to produce a plan to fully fund basic K-12 education by 2018.

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NEWARK’S NEXT STEPS TO LOCAL CONTROL

With recently released QSAC scores in hand, Newark stakeholders can keep the momentum going to return the school district to local control.

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