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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

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART V

Governor Christie claims property taxes will be reduced in NJ towns where state aid will increase under his plan to redistribute school funding. Yet he conveniently ignores the fact that his plan will also raise property taxes in the 143 school districts targeted for massive cuts in school aid.

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STATE RESPONDS TO ELC DEMAND FOR EMERGENT PROJECTS FUNDING

The NJDOE and SDA have responded to a demand by ELC to commence a new round of funding for emergent projects in New Jersey urban school buildings.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART IV

Governor Chris Christie’s so-called "Fairness” funding plan would cause staggering budget cuts in some of New Jersey’s poorest districts, forcing as many as 14,000 teachers, guidance counselors and other support staff to be cut, an ELC analysis shows.

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NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE

ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART III

The Governor is Wrong on Student Achievement

The facts show NJ's most disadvantaged students making substantial gains over the last 15 years, and studies have documented the positive connection between increased funding and improved student outcomes.

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