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TWO NEW YORK DISTRICTS CHARGE STATE SCHOOL FUNDING DISCRIMINATES AGAINST CHILDREN OF COLOR

Published on: December 12, 2013

The school districts of Schenectady and Middletown filed civil rights complaints against the State of NY with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights contending that NY’s current funding system has a discriminatory impact.

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A NEW YORK COMMUNITY RAISES ITS VOICE FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: November 13, 2013

A packed audience of parents and community members listened to a panel of school finance experts, including ELC's Wendy Lecker, at a recent Ossining, NY,  Board of Education meeting.

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NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: CHOICE MEANS SEGREGATION

Published on: October 23, 2013

A new study shows that New York City's "choice" school admissions policy is reinforcing and deepening educational disparities among city students.

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NY SCHOOL REVENUE CAP ADDS TO FUNDING INEQUITIES

Published on: October 1, 2013

NY's Alliance for Quality Education, with the assistance of CFE, recently filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the NY State law that restricts districts statewide from raising adequate revenue for their schools.

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COURT RULING VINDICATES PARENTS' RIGHT TO HAVE INPUT ON NYC DOE SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: June 9, 2013

New York public school parents scored a victory in a State Supreme Court decision ordering the City Department of Education to hold timely borough-wide Contract for Excellence public hearings for the 2013-14 school year and future years.

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NY STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT COMPLICIT IN CITY’S VIOLATION OF PARENT INPUT LAW

Published on: May 28, 2013

New York City public school parents have turned the spotlight on State Education Commissioner King and the New York State Education Department, charging that the state, like the city, has violated the Contract for Excellence law.

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NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS RACIALLY BIASED, SETS UP SCHOOLS TO FAIL

Published on: May 21, 2013

Parents and community groups filed a federal civil rights complaint against the New York City Department of Education, charging that the high school admissions process sets up minority schools for failure and calling for an investigation into racially discriminatory admissions as a civil rights violation of equal educational opportunity.

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NYC EDUCATION OFFICIALS SUED FOR SHUTTING OUT PUBLIC FROM SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: March 4, 2013

Several New York City public school parents have filed suit against Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and the NYC Department of Education for ongoing and persistent violations of New York’s Contract for Excellence Law. CFE, a project of Education Law Center, is representing the parents. 

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