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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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ELC Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr Elected to Membership in the American Law Institute

On October 24, The American Law Institute  announced the election of 37 new members nationwide, including ELC’s Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.  “This latest group of new members exemplifies the diversity in perspective and experience essential to the work of The American Law Institute,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “We always hope to work with thoughtful and wise people who care about the things that we do. This is another great opportunity to do just that.”  Congratulations Deborah!

 

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The Pa. Department of Education Agrees with ELC that the Philadelphia School District Violated Students’ Rights

On October 20, 2017, ELC released a statement on the Pa. Department of Education’s finding that the Philadelphia School District violated the rights of at least 800 incoming Kindergarten students.  Read the news release here.

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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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