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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

ADJUSTMENT AID NEEDED FOR A THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT EDUCATION IN BELOW ADEQUACY DISTRICTS

An ELC analysis shows a total of 177 districts received $556 million in adjustment aid in 2015-16. Notably, 71, or 40% of those districts are spending below their SFRA adequacy budget.

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EAST RAMAPO PARENTS FILE SUIT TO REMEDY SCHOOL BOARD’S FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Public school parents in East Ramapo Central School District filed a petition in the NY Supreme Court asking for concrete remedial action to safeguard their children’s right to a sound basic education as guaranteed by the NY Constitution.

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COURT DECLARES NEVADA VOUCHER LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

A Nevada judge has ruled that the state’s school voucher law violates two provisions of the Nevada Constitution and has issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the State from implementing the law.

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NEVADA PARENTS TO HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT TO STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL VOUCHER LAW

On Jan. 6, Nevada public school parents will ask a state court to declare Nevada's new voucher law unconstitutional and block the State from implementing it.

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JUDGE FINDS FREEHOLD BOROUGH SCHOOLS ARE “SEVERELY OVERCROWDED,” RECOMMENDS ISSUING CONSTRUCTION BONDS

An Administrative Law Judge found “compelling evidence” of overcrowding in the Freehold Borough schools and determined that Commissioner Hespe should authorize the issuance of bonds for improvements, renovations and repairs in district schools.

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