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KANSAS SUPREME COURT: CHAMPIONS OF FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 11, 2017

The Kansas Supreme Court stood firmly on established precedent when, on March 2, the Justices declared Kansas school funding inadequate to support the actual cost of educating students to meet the state's academic standards.

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ELC URGES CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT TO OVERTURN SCHOOL FUNDING DECISION

Published on: March 2, 2017

ELC has filed an amicus brief in Connecticut's pending school funding litigation. The controversial and widely criticized September 2016 trial court ruling is now on appeal before the State Supreme Court.

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CONNECTICUT COURT RULING COULD HURT, NOT HELP, VULNERABLE STUDENTS

Published on: December 15, 2016

The Connecticut school funding decision issued in September was hailed as "sweeping" and "unprecedented," but the actual legal conclusions and orders set off alarm bells.

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SCHOOL FUNDING CAP VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT FINDS

Published on: November 1, 2016

Court determines New Hampshire students have a constitutional right to an adequate education and declares State's funding cap unconstitutional.

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REPORT REVEALS ILLEGAL ADMISSIONS POLICIES AT CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: October 28, 2016

Over 20 percent of all California charter schools have enrollment policies that violate state and federal law, according to the report "Unequal Access," released in August by the ACLU SoCal and Public Advocates of San Francisco.

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COURT DECLARES CONNECTICUT EDUCATION SYSTEM VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: September 12, 2016

Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawser issued his post-trial decision, in CCJEFF v. Rell, finding that the state was not fulfilling its duty under the state constitution to provide children with a fair opportunity for a high school education, and ordering the state to submit remedial proposals within 180 days.

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PLAINTIFFS URGE SUPREME COURT OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ACT

Published on: August 10, 2016

Plaintiffs in Abbeville v. State filed their response to the State's "Joint Report" submitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court, arguing that the report failed to comply with the Court's earlier ruling.

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LAWSUIT SAYS FUNDING IN MISSISSIPPI CHARTER SCHOOL LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: July 26, 2016

On July 11, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a lawsuit alleging that the school funding provisions of the state charter school law passed by the Mississippi Legislature are unconstitutional.

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