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PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN SMALL CITY SCHOOLS FILE APPEAL OF DECISION IN MAISTO EDUCATION ADEQUACY CASE

Published on: October 5, 2016

Plaintiffs in New York's "Small City Schools" case filed an appeal of the court decision dismissing their complaint after a lengthy trial.

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COURT FAILS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NY SMALL CITIES

Published on: September 19, 2016

ELC, as attorneys on the legal team representing the school children in NY’s Small Cities school districts, released the following statement on Judge Kimberly O’Connor’s decision issued today in Maisto v. State of NY.

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NEW YORK CITY LOSING GROUND ON REDUCING CLASS SIZE

Published on: July 5, 2016

A new report by ELC, analyzing Department of Education data, finds that New York City is failing to reduce class size in the City’s public schools.

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ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING KEY TO EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN NEW YORK’S POOR SCHOOLS

Published on: June 9, 2016

AQE has filed an amicus brief prepared by ELC in support of NY teachers in a pending appeal of two consolidated lawsuits that are a copycat of the unsuccesful California Vergara case.

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NEW YORK STATE BUDGET LEAVES CHILDREN BEHIND AGAIN

Published on: April 1, 2016

NY has once again failed to live up to its constitutional duty to fund public schools adequately so every child has the opportunity for a sound basic education.

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SMALL CITIES STUDENTS AWAIT COURT RULING ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: February 22, 2016

After an eight-week trial and post-trial submissions, parents from “Small Cities” districts challenging NY’s failure to adequately fund their schools are now awaiting a ruling in their case.

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EAST RAMAPO PARENTS FILE SUIT TO REMEDY SCHOOL BOARD’S FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Published on: January 19, 2016

Public school parents in East Ramapo Central School District filed a petition in the NY Supreme Court asking for concrete remedial action to safeguard their children’s right to a sound basic education as guaranteed by the NY Constitution.

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IN SMALL CITIES SCHOOLS CASE STATE AND PLAINTIFFS AGREE: 8 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE OWED $1.1 BILLION

Published on: October 29, 2015

In the "Small Cities" school funding lawsuit, the Plaintiff parents and the State agree that the eight districts have not received the $1.1 billion they should have under NY's 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.  

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