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ELC CALLS ON SECRETARY DUNCAN TO REQUIRE NJ TO INTERVENE IN NEWARK PRIORITY AND FOCUS SCHOOLS    READ MORE

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

NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FALLS WELL SHORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION

The overall increase of $1.3 billion in school aid in New York State's FY16 budget exceeds last year’s figure, but it falls far short of what students there are entitled to. It also fails to mitigate the severe resource cuts over the past six years.

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PROPOSED CHARTER CHAIN SCHOOL TAKEOVERS IN CAMDEN RAISE MORE RED FLAGS

The Superintendent of the State-operated Camden School District recently announced plans to turn over the operation of five district-run, neighborhood schools to the Mastery, Uncommon and KIPP charter chains beginning September 2015.

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MAKING SURE MANY MORE NJ CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL

Pre-K Our Way, a not-for-profit organization launched earlier this year, is determined to make sure each child gets a strong start in life through effective preschool education. ELC is pleased to support this effort.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE READY TO IMPOSE ANOTHER ROUND OF EDUCATION CUTS

Advocates are warning legislators that Governor Christie’s proposed FY16 State Budget will force another crippling round of budget cuts in NJ public schools for the sixth straight year.

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PLAINTIFFS ALLEGE SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

On March 24, seven county school districts filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that the Tennessee school funding system violates the the State Constitution's education clause, its equal protection provisions, and its unfunded mandates provision.

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