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Thorough and Efficient? A video short on Pennsylvania’s School Funding Lawsuit

The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia filed suit in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on November 10, 2014 on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, and two statewide associations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the Governor for failing to uphold the General Assembly’s constitutional obligation to provide a “thorough and efficient” system of public education.

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Fair Funding Lawsuit Has a Schedule, With a Trial Date in 2020

A December 6 order from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court  laid out a schedule in our historic fair funding lawsuit, including a tentative trial date for the summer of 2020. Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer issued the order and will be overseeing the pre-trial proceedings. You can read media coverage of the order herehere, and here.

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Trial in Pa. School Funding Lawsuit Scheduled for Summer 2020

In a breakthrough for efforts to fix Pa.’s broken school funding system, Commonwealth Court
has set a schedule for hearing the facts in William Penn et al. v. PA Dept. of Ed. et al.

December 6, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court released on Thursday a briefing and trial scheduling order in the lawsuit challenging the state’s school funding system. The trial is tentatively set to begin in summer 2020. Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer issued the order and will oversee the pre-trial proceedings.
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ELC’s monthly newsletter provides updates and analysis on how opportunities to learn are developing in Pennsylvania’s public education system, especially for vulnerable student populations. Read More

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