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Month: May 2015
New Report Released on Best Practices in Foster Care and Education
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
School-funding suit headed for highest Pa. court
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.
School Districts, Parents Take School Funding Challenge to State’s Highest Court
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
Battle over fairness of state education funding heads to Supreme Court
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
Group asks state Supreme Court to hear school funding case
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
School funding lawsuit headed to the Pa. Supreme Court
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.
Districts and Parents Appeal Pennsylvania School Funding Ruling
appealing a court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit arguing that the state had failed to provide a constitutionally-mandated “thorough and efficient” system of public education for students. Continue readingA group of Pennsylvania school districts, parents, and two statewide organizations is
Commonwealth Court decision on Pa. school funding appealed
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
Thursday, May 14, 2015: Call to Action for Public Education Day
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.