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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

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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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KANSAS LEGISLATURE SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISSUE MOVES TO SUPREME COURT

The Kansas Legislature has appropriated only a quarter of its funding target for public education, prompting another review by the Kansas Supreme Court to determine compliance in the Gannon v. State school funding lawsuit.

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NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REMAINS BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

In the final FY20 New York State Budget, 128 high need school districts continue to be shortchanged billions in Foundation Aid through the formula that determines the level of funding for each district.

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UPDATED GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY SCHOOL RESIDENCY RIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE

ELC has released a revised school residency guide, part of the "Know Your Rights" series of guides published to provide information to protect the education rights of public school students.

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AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTS MAINE'S DECISION NOT TO USE PUBLIC FUNDING ON SECTARIAN SCHOOLS

Public Funds Public Schools has joined the National Education Association and the Maine Education Association in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting Maine's decision not to use public school funding on tuition at private religious schools.

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ADVOCATES CALL ON NJ LEGISLATORS TO CONDUCT THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL REAL ESTATE PRACTICES

In response to The Record's recent charter school facilities investigation, education advocacy and civil rights groups are calling on the Senate President and Assembly Speaker to establish a joint oversight committee.

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