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December 16, 2014

Judge Dismisses Long-Running Class Action Special Education Suit Against D.C.

The Blackman-Jones case, filed in 1997, said the school system had systemic problems in meeting the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

December 11, 2014

New Orleans Special Education Lawsuit Nears Settlement

Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 11, 2014

Rural Districts Join Pa. School Funding Lawsuit.

The lawsuit says that the state's funding system is irrational and does not provide students with an adequate education.

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.

October 27, 2014

Charter-School Holdouts: States That Prohibit Them, and Why

Learn more about the eight states that have staunchly resisted charter-school laws in this special collection of clips produced with Storify.

September 29, 2014

Rural New Jersey Districts File Lawsuit for More Funding

The lawsuit claims that rural districts in New Jersey have been underfunded compared to the state's urban districts.

September 25, 2014

Civil Rights Officials Probe Alleged Racial Discrimination in NOLA School Closures

The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?

August 28, 2014

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.

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