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ALABAMA FAILS TO PROVIDE FAIR FUNDING TO ITS SCHOOLS

Published on: March 21, 2016

Alabama's unfair distribution of funds and failure to fund at a level sufficient to support its public schools earns the state poor marks in the 5th edition of the National Report Card.

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KANSAS SUPREME COURT DECLARES STATE SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SETS JUNE 30 DEADLINE

Published on: February 16, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court recently affirmed a trial court ruling that the current state education finance system violates the Kansas Constitution, specifically because it distributes funds unfairly.

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KANSAS COURTS AGAIN TACKLE SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY

Published on: November 23, 2015

The Kansas Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on the equity issues in the Gannon v. State "suitable" education case, which challenges state funding cuts and changes in how the state distributes funding among districts.

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ONE OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST ACHIEVING STATES MAY GO HIGHER

Published on: November 18, 2015

Massachusetts leads the nation in test scores and is one of only four states with fair school funding but sees the need to increase its financial support for public schools in order to provide better and more equitable opportunities for students.

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AMICI URGE PA COURTS TO HEAR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CASE

Published on: September 21, 2015

ELC and several Pennsylvania organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in William Penn School District v. State, a school funding and educational opportunity case.

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WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINDS CHARTER SCHOOL LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: September 14, 2015

The Washington Supreme Court voided the state's charter school statute because it circumvents local control and diverts education funds away from district schools, in violation of the state constitution.

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PLAINTIFFS ACCUSE TENNESSEE OFFICIALS OF VIOLATING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

Published on: September 2, 2015

The Shelby County, TN, Board of Education filed an educational opportunity and school funding case alleging "dereliction" of duty on the part of the Governor and other state officials under the state constitution.

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WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINES STATE FOR NOT FAIRLY FUNDING ITS SCHOOLS

Published on: August 17, 2015

The Washington Supreme Court has ordered the State to pay $100,000 a day into an education fund because it failed to produce a plan to fully fund basic K-12 education by 2018.

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