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Education Law Center (ELC)

The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education.

ELC’s work falls into three major areas:

Making sure that all children have access to school and school programs
We work to eliminate practices that make it difficult or impossible for a child to enroll in school or that deny children access to school programs on the basis of disability, English language learner status, homelessness or other factors.

Providing families (and those who work with them) reliable, understandable information about education laws and policies
Through publications, training materials and training events, we try to de-mystify the rules and help people understand how to deal with common problems.

Improving schools
We work with local and statewide groups on getting more funding for our neediest schools, making sure that teachers are prepared to meet the needs of diverse learners, promoting programs of positive behavior support in schools, and more.

ELC’s offices are located in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  Learn more about their current work by viewing the News and Action Items page and stay informed on important education issues by joining their email list at http://www.elc-pa.org/join.html