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May 17, 2016

Cleveland, Miss., District Ordered to Desegregate After 60 Years of Resistance

A federal judge has ordered the 3,600-student Cleveland, Miss., school district to merge its racially isolated middle and high schools.

April 07, 2016

Detroit School Board Lawsuit Targets Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.

February 26, 2016

Judge Dismisses Detroit School District's Lawsuit Against Teachers' Union

The Detroit schools filed the lawsuit in January against teachers, grassroots groups, and the union, seeking an injunction to stop the sickouts that have closed dozens of schools over the past two months.

August 31, 2015

Shelby Co., Tenn., School District Sues State For More Funding

In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.

May 20, 2015

Districts and Parents Appeal Pennsylvania School Funding Ruling

The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.

May 18, 2015

U.S. High Court Rejects Case of School Employees Fired After Hurricane Katrina

The suit began as an effort to prevent mass firings after flooding from the 2005 storm shut down schools and thousands of employees lost their jobs.

December 18, 2014

Ferguson School Board Elections Unfair to Black Candidates, Lawsuit Alleges

A federal lawsuit filed today by the ACLU alleges that school board elections in Ferguson keep blacks "all but locked out of the political process."

November 10, 2014

Pa. Districts, Parents Sue Over 'Irrational and Inequitable' School Funding

The lawsuit filed Monday by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Small and Rural Schools, and state's NAACP, argues that the state has failed to devise a funding mechanism to provide its public school students with a thorough and efficient education.

September 16, 2014

More Mississippi School Districts Join Funding Lawsuit

The school districts are asking the state to pay them about $134 million, funds they say are owed to them under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The program, which provides money to poorer districts for teachers' salaries and retirement, textbooks, and building maintenance, has been fully funded only twice since it passed the legislature in 1997.

September 04, 2014

Safety Improves Inside Philadelphia Schools, District Reports

Philly school news roundup: No schools made the list of those considered persistently dangerous; the family of a 12-year-old girl who died after falling ill at school last year sues the district; and the district offers free lunch and breakfast to all students.

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