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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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FIGHTING TO KEEP THE COURTS OPEN TO FLORIDA AND DELAWARE STUDENTS

ELC has filed "friend of the court" briefs in Florida and Delaware, urging the courts to allow lawsuits challenging inadequate education funding to proceed to trial.

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NJ LEGISLATURE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS: SOME PROGRESS, REAL THREATS

Here's a recap of the major actions taken by the NJ Legislature at the end of June impacting the state's 1.4 million public school students.

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A VOUCHER BY ANY OTHER NAME

Defenders of public education can't allow voucher programs and their well-established problems to hide behind cleverly crafted and deceiving labels like "ESA."

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CHALLENGE TO TEACHER TENURE IN NEW JERSEY FAILS AGAIN

A NJ appeals court has affirmed the 2017 dismissal by a trial court of a case seeking to strike down provisions of the state's teacher tenure law.

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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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