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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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SCHOOL FINANCE LITIGATION UPDATE: DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, AND NEW MEXICO

Published on: May 26, 2020

Given the crucial role of school finance lawsuits after COVID-19, ELC continues to inform advocates, teachers, parents, policymakers and other public school supporters of developments in existing and new litigation.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AFFIRMS STATE AND DISTRICT OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE SPECIAL EDUCATION DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES

Published on: March 25, 2020

The U.S. Dept. of Education has issued supplemental guidance to clear up the “serious misunderstanding” that federal disability laws prevent schools from offering educational programs through distance or remote instruction.

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