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April 15, 2015

Mississippi Mother Vindicated in Challenge to Legislative Ballot Initiative

Last summer, a Mississippi advocacy group, 42 For Better Schools succeeded in getting enough signatures to place on the November ballot an initiative that will ask […]
April 15, 2015

Report Finds “Devastatingly Large” Funding Inequities Nationwide

In March 2015, the Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy organization, released its recent findings on inequities in school funding.  The report, entitled “Funding Gaps 2015,” builds […]
March 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Court Rules that Financially Distressed Districts May Not Cancel Teachers’ Contracts to Balance Their Budgets

In a major victory for teachers’ unions in this ongoing era of massive education budget gaps, on January 22, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania unanimously […]
March 6, 2015

California School Districts Settle Physical Education Case

An advocacy group advocating for California elementary school children’s right to physical education has reached a settlement with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Boards of […]