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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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Advocates Condemn Anti-LGBTQ Action

Education Law Center, PFLAG Pittsburgh, and SisTers PGH released a joint statement on October 5, 2017, in response to planned protests in Allegheny County by the anti-LGBTQ Westboro Baptist Church.  Read the statement here.



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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.



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