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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

STATE FAILED TO ASSESS IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON NEWARK SCHOOL CHILDREN

Acting on behalf of Newark school children, ELC has filed an appeal of Commissioner Hespe’s February approval of a massive enrollment increase in seven Newark charter schools over the next five years.

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RENOWNED SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE REJECTS NEVADA’S SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM

Dr. Howard Fuller, an outspoken supporter of educational choice for over 25 years, is firmly opposed to Nevada’s school voucher program for the same reasons public school parents filed a lawsuit against it.

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LAWSUIT ENFORCES DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NJ CHARTER SCHOOLS

An Administrative Law Judge has ordered the North Star Academy Charter School in Newark to return a middle school student to school after a two-month suspension.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE RETREATS ON EDUCATION COST CUTS

In response to ACR134, Governor Christie has reversed course on cutting the education costs for at-risk and ELL students in the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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GRADUATION CASE SETTLEMENT PROVIDES PROTECTIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016

NJ students, families and ELC have reached a settlement agreement with the NJDOE resolving a battle over graduation requirements for students in the class of 2016.

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