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TRIAL IN NY SMALL CITIES SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT TO START IN JANUARY

After waiting six years, the parents and children in eight NY, high poverty, low wealth school districts will finally get their day in court. The plaintiffs in Maisto v. New York – known as the “Small Cities” case – are challenging New York’s persistent failure to provide sufficient teachers, curriculum, reasonable class sizes, interventions for at-risk students, and other resources deemed essential for a sound basic education under the NY Constitution. The eight Small Cities districts are Jamestown, Kingston, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Niagara Falls, Port Jervis, Poughkeepsie and Utica.     Read More

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ELC PRESSES TO ENFORCE NY CONTRACTS FOR EXCELLENCE

NJ COULD HAVE OVER 130 CHARTER SCHOOLS, NOT 87

NJDOE EFFORT TO BYPASS SAFEGUARDS IN CHARTER LAW CHALLENGED BEFORE APPEALS COURT

NEWARK CONTINUES TO DELAY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PROMPTING STATE ACTION

PARCC BRINGS MAJOR EXPANSION OF TESTING FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY “SMALL CITIES” CASE

NJ RURAL STUDENTS FILE LAWSUIT FOR FAIR FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

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