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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

NJDOE EFFORT TO BYPASS SAFEGUARDS IN CHARTER LAW CHALLENGED BEFORE APPEALS COURT

ELC’s pending challenge to the NJDOE's attempt to circumvent basic safeguards in NJ’s charter school law was argued this week before a panel of Appellate Judges in Newark.

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NEWARK CONTINUES TO DELAY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PROMPTING STATE ACTION

Over two and half years after a court-ordered settlement, a July 2014 compliance report again shows almost no progress by Newark Public Schools NPS in improving the delivery of services to students with disabilities.

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PARCC BRINGS MAJOR EXPANSION OF TESTING FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The start of the school year has put the spotlight on the new PARCC tests that NJ students will take next spring. But less attention has been given to the major increases in high school testing that are part of these changes.

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THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY “SMALL CITIES” CASE

ELC recently joined the legal team representing the Plaintiff students and parents in the “Small Cities” case, challenging the State's failure to provide essential educational resources in 8 NY school districts.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.

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