ELC has recently undertaken the Campaign for Fiscal Equity's (CFE) core mission of advancing the legal rights of all New York schoolchildren to a sound basic and quality education under state and federal law.
Education Justice, a program of ELC, provides technical assistance and information to education advocates nationwide.
Is School Funding Fair? ELC's National Report Card rates all 50 states on the basis of four separate fairness indicators.
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.
NJ legislators have signaled their support for the state's youngest learners by passing a bill to “establish a task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten.”
In recent weeks, ELC attorneys have had the opportunity to weigh in on education policy issues covered by a variety of media outlets.
The SDA has denied an Open Public Records Act request filed by ELC to obtain the agency’s reports on the health and safety conditions in four schools badly in need of repair.
A recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge has made it possible for a NJ child with severe traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia and an inability to vocalize to continue to attend the specialized school where he experienced marked success.
A packed audience of parents and community members listened to a panel of school finance experts, including ELC's Wendy Lecker, at a recent Ossining, NY, Board of Education meeting.