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FUND OUR SCHOOLS: VA COALITION LAUNCHES NEW SCHOOL FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Published on: December 20, 2019

On December 11, Virginia advocates, teachers, parents and students gathered in Richmond to launch the Fund Our Schools campaign, a new statewide advocacy effort to ensure every student has the opportunity to attain a high-quality public education.

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BIG WIN FOR MASSACHUSETTS STUDENTS AS LAWMAKERS COMMIT TO BOOST SCHOOL FUNDING BY $1.5 BILLION

Published on: December 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Legislature recently enacted the Student Opportunity Act, committing to boost school funding by $1.5 billion targeted to high-need school districts.

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WHY GEORGIA NEEDS TO INVEST IN TEACHERS

Published on: December 18, 2019

A new ELC analysis of Georgia’s public school teacher workforce finds that the state needs to increase funding to school districts to attract and retain qualified teachers.

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NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES MASSACHUSETTS WITH VIOLATING STUDENTS' RIGHTS BY UNDERFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: July 1, 2019

Parents in seven low-wealth Massachusetts school districts filed a lawsuit against the State, charging that persistent school underfunding violates the constitutional rights of their children.

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Kansas High Court to State: School Funding Formula Adequate, Now Fund It

Published on: June 24, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court has found the State’s most recent school funding formula to be adequate but will retain jurisdiction to make certain the State fully phases in required funding increases through 2023.

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KANSAS LEGISLATURE SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ISSUE MOVES TO SUPREME COURT

Published on: April 24, 2019

The Kansas Legislature has appropriated only a quarter of its funding target for public education, prompting another review by the Kansas Supreme Court to determine compliance in the Gannon v. State school funding lawsuit.

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ANOTHER CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO TEACHER DUE PROCESS GOES DOWN

Published on: March 25, 2019

A Minnesota appeals court recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to strike down provisions of the state's teacher tenure laws in another setback to the legal effort to undermine teacher due process.

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BALTIMORE PARENTS MOVE TO RE-OPEN SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT

Published on: March 12, 2019

Plaintiffs in a long-running Maryland school funding lawsuit filed a petition to re-open the case in the face of persistent and severe State underfunding of the Baltimore City schools.

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