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TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL SEGREGATION CASE

Published on: May 5, 2021

A landmark Minnesota school segregation case is nearing settlement, but the resolution is contingent on the State Legislature’s enactment of a new bill.

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AMICUS GROUPS URGE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT NOT TO BLOCK VOTER-APPROVED INCREASE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC, SOS Arizona, and SPLC filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court not to block Arizona’s Proposition 208, which provides a boost in public school funding.

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EDUCATION EXPERTS AND SCHOLARS: PROPOSED MINNESOTA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THREATENS STUDENTS’ RIGHTS

Published on: February 17, 2021

Prominent experts sent a letter to Minnesota legislators voicing significant concerns that a proposal to amend the state constitution would undermine and weaken students' right to public education.

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EDUCATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS URGE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT TO HEAR SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: December 21, 2020

ELC and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights filed an amicus curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to permit a lawsuit challenging inequitable school funding to proceed to trial.

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TRACKING SCHOOL AID CUTS IN THE PANDEMIC: GEORGIA

Published on: October 21, 2020

An ELC research report analyzes a $950 million, 10% “pandemic cut” in K-12 state aid passed by the Georgia Assembly, at a time when schools need more resources not less.

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Tennessee Public Schools Suffer Severe Teacher and Support Staff Shortages

Published on: October 20, 2020

A new ELC report shows Tennessee's high poverty school districts are burdened with staffing shortages resulting from the well-documented failure of Tennessee's school funding formula.

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SETTLEMENT IN DELAWARE SCHOOL FUNDING LITIGATION YIELDS MAJOR REFORMS FOR VULNERABLE STUDENTS

Published on: October 14, 2020

The plaintiffs in Delaware’s first school funding lawsuit have reached a settlement with state defendants, providing for long overdue, major reforms of the state’s inequitable school funding system.

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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS APPEAL IN MAJOR SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT

Published on: October 1, 2020

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a case challenging inadequate and inequitable school funding that could potentially alter the landscape of school funding jurisprudence in the state.

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