Opinion: Allow trial on school funding

…up to its constitutional obligations. The plaintiffs come from large urban districts like Philadelphia and struggling rural districts like Panther Valley in Schuylkill and Carbon Counties, demonstrating that chronic underfunding…

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Amici Brief: Consortium for Public Education

…materials: Many students do not have adequate access to instructional equipment, including computers, software, and internet access; audio-visual equipment and resources; and instructional materials, such as workbooks and library books.22…

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Philadelphia weighs in on school funding suit

…Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools. The parties claim the state has a school funding system that “does not deliver the essential resources students need and discriminates against children…

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NC_Easton_PreliminaryInjunction

…a student with a disability pursuant to the IDEA. He attends both the regular high school and the Career Institute of Technology in the Electrical Construction Technology Program and is…

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March 7 2018 – press release

…10:30. Seating in the courtroom is limited. Petitioners in the case, which include seven families, six school districts from rural, urban and suburban areas, and statewide organizations, filed the lawsuit…

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Press Release – SDP Bullying Case

Release: Appeal challenges Philadelphia court’s ruling that Pennsylvania school districts have no obligation to protect children from discriminatory bullying and harassment. January 29, 2018 Contact: Kevin Golembiewski; Berney & Sang;…

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Press release_FINAL

…visit one. The harm caused is obvious: crumbling buildings, overcrowded classes, and a lack of technology that does not befit the dignity of the children of this Commonwealth,” said Dan…

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ELC Bullying OCR Complaint redacted

…Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 504”), schools reflexively refer students and their families to Truancy Court—resulting in additional lost instruction time. Not only is the referral to Truancy…

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PA Districts Sue State Over Inequitable School Funding

…efficient” public educational system promised in the state constitution. Pennsylvania certainly struggles to adequately fund its schools, which have faced massive budget cuts in recent years. Additionally, Pennsylvania is one…

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The Comeback of Charters

…Elementary into a Renaissance school run by Mastery Charters—is that underneath it all, it was a dramatic retelling of the same old story. On the one side were desperate parents…

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