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MICHIGAN COURT ALLOWS DIVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS DESPITE BAN IN STATE CONSTITUTION

Published on: October 30, 2018

In a decision flouting a clear ban in Michigan's constitution, an appeals court has upheld a 2016 statute permitting the diversion of school funds to reimburse expenditures in private schools.

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FLINT LEAD CRISIS: SETTLEMENT TO LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO ASSESS IMPACTS ON FLINT CHILDREN

Published on: April 3, 2018

Attorneys for Flint schoolchildren reached a historic agreement to establish an unprecedented program to provide universal screening to all Flint children impacted by the water crisis.

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FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT ALLOWS LAWSUIT TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF FLINT CHILDREN TO PROCEED

Published on: September 29, 2017

The city's children, represented by ELC and the ACLU of Michigan, argue that the Flint public schools must do more to provide students affected by exposure to lead a meaningful opportunity to succeed in school.

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FLINT LEAD CRISIS BRINGS PARENT LAWSUIT OVER SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: October 18, 2016

ELC and ACLU of Michigan filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of parents and students in connection with the community-wide crisis of lead in Flint's water system.

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EDUCATION FINANCE STUDY RECOMMENDS FAIR FUNDING SYSTEM FOR MICHIGAN

Published on: July 20, 2016

In June, the State of Michigan released the Michigan Education Finance Study prepared by APA. The APA finance study team concluded that, "Michigan should work to create a more equitable state funding system."

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