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SMALL CITIES STUDENTS AWAIT COURT RULING ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: February 22, 2016

After an eight-week trial and post-trial submissions, parents from “Small Cities” districts challenging NY’s failure to adequately fund their schools are now awaiting a ruling in their case.

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EAST RAMAPO PARENTS FILE SUIT TO REMEDY SCHOOL BOARD’S FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Published on: January 19, 2016

Public school parents in East Ramapo Central School District filed a petition in the NY Supreme Court asking for concrete remedial action to safeguard their children’s right to a sound basic education as guaranteed by the NY Constitution.

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IN SMALL CITIES SCHOOLS CASE STATE AND PLAINTIFFS AGREE: 8 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE OWED $1.1 BILLION

Published on: October 29, 2015

In the "Small Cities" school funding lawsuit, the Plaintiff parents and the State agree that the eight districts have not received the $1.1 billion they should have under NY's 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.  

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CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES CALL ON DEBLASIO ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT DESEGREGATION EFFORTS ACROSS NYC

Published on: September 8, 2015

ELC and national civil rights and local community groups are calling on NYC’s educational leaders to remove a barrier to desegregation in the City’s public school system, the most segregated in the nation.

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PARENTS DEMAND SWIFT STATE ACTION TO SAFEGUARD CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF EAST RAMAPO STUDENTS

Published on: September 2, 2015

Parents of students attending NY’s troubled East Ramapo school district have notified the NY Education Commissioner and Regents’ Chancellor that the State must take swift action to remedy the district board's continuing failure to provide students a sound basic education.

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NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FALLS WELL SHORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION

Published on: April 13, 2015

The overall increase of $1.3 billion in school aid in New York State's FY16 budget exceeds last year’s figure, but it falls far short of what students there are entitled to. It also fails to mitigate the severe resource cuts over the past six years.

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NY PAYS "USUAL SUSPECTS" TO RECYCLE "MONEY DOESN'T MATTER" DEFENSE IN SMALL CITIES TRIAL

Published on: March 11, 2015

In the final days of the NY Small Cities trial, the State brought on Eric Hanushek and David Armor to mount the time-worn, discredited "money doesn't matter" defense.

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SMALL CITIES STUDENTS PRESENT COMPELLING TRIAL EVIDENCE OF EDUCATIONAL HARM

Published on: March 3, 2015

The student plaintiffs in NY's "Small Cities" case presented evidence that the State has failed to provide them with a meaningful opportunity for a high school education, in violation of their right to a "sound basic education."

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