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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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SHARPLY DIVIDED FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RULES BROAD SCHOOL FUNDING CLAIM NOT JUSTICIABLE

Published on: January 14, 2019

A sharply divided Florida Supreme Court recently rejected a broad challenge to the State's failure to fulfill its obligations under the state constitution's education article.

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DELAWARE SCHOOL FUNDING CASE CAN PROCEED TO TRIAL, COURT RULES

Published on: December 3, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision, a Delaware judge ruled that the state constitution guarantees a meaningful education that enables all students to achieve State academic standards.

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CHARTER BACKERS LOSE IN CONNECTICUT FEDERAL COURT

Published on: October 8, 2018

California-based Students Matter has lost it's Connecticut lawsuit seeking a federal constitutional right to attend a charter school.

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