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TRIAL IN NY SMALL CITIES SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT TO START IN JANUARY

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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

NJDOE FAILURE TO UPDATE SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS VIOLATES LAW

Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass has ruled the NJDOE violated state facilities law and regulations by failing to require NJ’s urban districts to revise their long out-of-date school facilities construction plans.

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ELC PRESSES TO ENFORCE NY CONTRACTS FOR EXCELLENCE

ELC continues efforts to hold NY education officials accountable for implementing the Contracts for Excellence Law, a crucial component of the State’s obligation to ensure all students a sound basic education.

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NJ COULD HAVE OVER 130 CHARTER SCHOOLS, NOT 87

Following the revelation by the Attorney General that NJ has many more charter schools than the 87 in the DOE's official count, a preliminary investigation by ELC shows that the number of operating charter schools is well over 100 and could exceed 130.

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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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