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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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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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