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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

NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE

ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART III

The Governor is Wrong on Student Achievement

The facts show NJ's most disadvantaged students making substantial gains over the last 15 years, and studies have documented the positive connection between increased funding and improved student outcomes.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART II

The Right Way to Calculate – And Compare – District Funding

The most accurate way to compare resources in NJ districts is using a calculation – “funding per weighted pupil” – that acknowledges that the cost of educating students is not the same, but varies based on the characteristics of a district’s enrollment.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART I

The Governor is Wrong on How Much Districts Spend

Governor Christie attempts to justify his plan to take massive amounts of school aid away from districts with the most disadvantaged students by making claims about NJ school funding that just aren’t true.

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CHRISTIE BUDGET INFLICTS MORE HARM ON NJ PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN

With this budget, Chris Christie has secured his legacy as the most anti-public education Governor in modern New Jersey history.

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