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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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HOW TO IMPROVE ARIZONA'S WORST IN THE NATION SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM

Published on: January 28, 2020

ELC's new report recommends Arizona make a much-needed investment in its schools by increasing the base funding level as well as boosting funding for districts with students in poverty.

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MARYLAND COURT ALLOWS BALTIMORE CITY PARENTS TO RE-OPEN BRADFORD SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

Published on: January 24, 2020

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Audrey Carrion denied the State of Maryland’s motion to dismiss and paved the way for the state’s long-running school funding litigation, Bradford v. Maryland, to proceed.

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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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