ELC seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2016. Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2016 or current law clerks and should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
The Education Law Center has a long-standing commitment to using data and evidence-based practices to improve educational outcomes for at-risk students. Continue reading
May 20, 2015 – Kristen A. Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Contending that Pennsylvania’s method of school funding is broken, lawyers representing a group of parents, school districts, and statewide associations are taking their case to the state’s high court, they said in court papers filed Wednesday.
Harrisburg, Pa. –Today school districts, parents and two statewide associations filed an appeal in Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging last month’s Commonwealth Court decision, which dismissed a lawsuit contesting the state’s failure to adequately and equitably fund Pennsylvania’s public schools as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution. The state Supreme Court is obligated to hear the appeal. Continue reading
May 20, 2015 – Matt Miller, The Patriot News / PennLive – A coalition of parents, school districts and public interest groups filed an appeal Wednesday with Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court challenging the Commonwealth Court’s dismissal of its lawsuit over state education funding. Continue reading
May 20, 2015 – David Limm, Philadelphia Public School Notebook – Several school districts, parents, and groups have taken a lawsuit alleging Pennsylvania’s school funding system to be unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court. Continue reading
May 21, 2015 – Solomon Leach, Philadelphia Daily News – A LAWSUIT ACCUSING the state of failing to adequately and equitably fund education is headed to the state Supreme Court.
May 20, 2015 – by Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Six school districts, seven parents and two statewide associations have taken to the state Supreme Court their case to force the state to provide adequate and equitable school funding for all children. Continue reading
This Thursday, May 14, Education Law Center will be participating in a statewide “Call to Action for Public Education Day!” The message is simple: Harrisburg’s top priority this year must be restoring the state funding cuts to school districts and enacting a new system that provides sufficient funding for public schools so every child has an opportunity to learn. In addition, state funding MUST be driven out to districts using a formula that is based on the real costs of delivering services to students.
WHAT: School Funding Call to Action Day
WHEN: Thursday, May 14
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Download the resources below and call your state representative and state senator
It is incredibly important for legislators to hear that people are paying attention and that we are spreading the word about what is happening to our schools! Thank you for your participation. Let’s make our voices heard on May 14!
- Statewide Call-to-Action Day flyer by Education Voters PA
- Funding proposal and facts by the Campaign for Fair Education Funding
- “Find your legislator” form by the Pennsylvania General Assembly
Questions? Give us a call.