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LEGISLATURE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE KANSAS CONSTITUTION ON SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: June 1, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court declared that the latest legislative changes to the state school funding system failed to bring it into compliance with the state's constitution because it still distributes funding unfairly.

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APPEALS COURT AGREES WITH CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, OVERTURNS VERGARA

Published on: May 2, 2016

The California Court of Appeal determined that state statutes on teacher tenure, dismissal and seniority do not deprive students of their right to equal protection under the state constitution.

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COLORADO EARNS AN "F" FOR ITS LACK OF EFFORT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: March 22, 2016

The 5th edition of the National Report Card shows that Colorado school funding remains unfair and inadequate, especially for at-risk students.

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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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