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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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PEER UPDATE: ON THE FRONT LINES OF SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM

Published on: February 12, 2020

In 2019, the Partnership for Equity & Education Rights (PEER) moved to its new home at ELC. Read an update about school funding reform campaigns in the PEER states.

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NORTH CAROLINA COURT ORDERS SWEEPING REFORMS AFTER REPORT FINDS STATE FAILING TO PROVIDE A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION

Published on: January 30, 2020

A North Carolina judge has signed a consent order in the long-running Leandro v. State school funding case adopting study recommendations to bring the public school system into constitutional compliance.

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