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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

NATIONAL REPORT CARD SHINES NEW LIGHT ON WHY FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING MATTERS

This year’s "National Report Card: Is School Funding Fair" resonated with journalists, editorial writers, commentators and radio hosts across the country.

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FINAL NJ BUDGET: CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS GET MORE, NO INCREASE FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Governor Christie has signed the NJ State Budget, which includes education funding for fiscal year 2016. The Governor, however, vetoed the majority of the targeted, "off formula" education funding added to his proposed budget by the Legislature.

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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS

The U.S. Department of Education has found the NJDOE failed to comply with requirements of its ESEA waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

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NJ EDUCATION BUDGET: CHARTERS GET WINDFALL, DISTRICTS FLAT, NO VOUCHERS

The FY16 State Budget proposed by NJ Democratic legislators makes few changes to public school funding from the budget proposed by Governor Christie in February.

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TENTH CIRCUIT BRUSHES ASIDE WEALTHY-PARENT ATTACK ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

The federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver dismissed all but one claim in a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs from wealthy Kansas school districts concerning the state's school finance system.

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