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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: LINDENWOLD BOROUGH

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Education Justice

Education Justice, ELC's national program, provides technical assistance and information to education advocates across the country.

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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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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

ELC DEMANDS SECRETARY DUNCAN REJECT NJ ESEA WAIVER RENEWAL

ELC calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to promptly reject NJ’s application to renew its ESEA waiver until the State removes a proposed exemption from federally-mandated interventions for low performing schools in State-operated districts.

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SCHOOL LEADERS URGE LAWMAKERS TO FUND NJ HIGH NEED DISTRICTS

GSNJ – the association of superintendents who lead NJ’s high need districts – has issued a dire warning to NJ legislators about the consequences of enacting a seventh straight year of flat or reduced funding as proposed by Governor Christie in his FY16 State Budget.

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STATES SLOW TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY PRE-K

NIEER's "2014 State Preschool Yearboork" finds dramatic differences in both pre-K access and quality among the states during the 2013-14 school year.

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NJ GRAD RATES REMAIN STRONG

A new report shows that NJ continues to be among the nation’s leaders in high school graduation rates and is making progress in closing gaps among student groups. The report also indicates that sustaining such progress will be challenging as the state adopts new graduation policies.

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ELC APPLAUDS LAUNCH OF NEVADA COALITION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

ELC is a founding partner with MALDEF and the Las Vegas-based Rogers Foundation in a new coalition with the goal of ensuring sufficient and equitable resources to provide educational opportunities to all public school students in Nevada. 

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