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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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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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THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY “SMALL CITIES” CASE

ELC recently joined the legal team representing the Plaintiff students and parents in the “Small Cities” case, challenging the State's failure to provide essential educational resources in 8 NY school districts.

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NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 NJDOE order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA, the state’s landmark weighted funding formula.

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?

Camden families must become knowledgeable about the Mastery and Uncommon charter chains now that Governor Christie has given them a pivotal role in the education of the city's school children.

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ELC CALLS ON STATE TO ASSESS EFFECT OF NJ CHARTERS ON SEGREGATION AND SCHOOL FUNDING

In recently filed comments, ELC is calling on the NJDOE to issue rules requiring the State Education Commissioner to assess the impact of NJ charter schools on both student segregation and local school district budgets.

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ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS

ELC has joined the legal team in the long-running Bacon lawsuit challenging inadequate resources and funding for students in 16 southern NJ rural districts under the State Constitution.

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