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NJDOE ORDERED TO UPDATE DISTRICTS’ SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS

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For Parents and Advocates

Learn about laws, regulations and advocacy tools in our guides on special education, discipline, residency, homeless students, and bullying.

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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Education Justice

Education Justice, a program of ELC, provides technical assistance and information to education advocates nationwide.

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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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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

INEQUALITY IN NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REACHES NEW HIGHS

A report issued today shows that in Governor Cuomo’s first term inequality in funding between poor school districts and wealthy school districts grew over $700 per pupil, the largest gap in New York history.

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TOP 5 ISSUES FACING NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN 2015

2015 brings fresh challenges to NJ’s position as a national leader in preschool-12 public education.  ELC, drawing on decades of advocacy for NJ school children, presents our “top five” issues for public education in the coming year.

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NJ LEGISLATURE MUST ACT TO REPLENISH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUND

In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC called on the State Legislature to prepare for authorizing an increase in funding for NJ’s school construction program.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS PRESS LAWSUIT FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Attorneys for students in 16 poor, rural, NJ school districts appeared before Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson in Trenton seeking to enforce 2009 decisions mandating the districts receive K-12 funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA.

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NY AND NJ FAIR FUNDING LAWSUITS READY TO ADVANCE

Lawsuits brought by students in New York’s small cities school districts and New Jersey’s rural districts challenging unfair funding are poised to advance in early 2015.

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