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But under the current definition of "disorderly conduct" in the Pittsburgh Public Schools Code of Student Conduct, that's what has happened, said Nancy Potter, a staff attorney at the Education Law Center. School officials do not take every offense
The Record The Education Law Center charged Tuesday that the state Schools Development Authority spent $114 million in overhead during the past three years while getting little done to help poor children stuck in crumbling urban schools. The center
In its latest ranking in 2010, Pennsylvania was 12th out of 41 states...Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and New York rounded out the top five...In general, Pennsylvania law provides an environment that's open to new start-ups, public school
Center, which helps families and children with disabilities. "This isn't something that may never touch anyone." The current voucher bill, Senate Bill 1, was proposed by Republican state Sen. Jeffrey Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Democrat state Sen.
Papers filed for court review of aid formula It's time for litigation over school funding to stop, attorneys representing Governor Christie argued Thursday. In the final round of papers filed in advance of April 20 arguments before the New Jersey
Peter Verniero, the former New Jersey attorney general and Supreme Court justice, has been recruited to Governor Christie's legal team defending state cutbacks to school funding, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. The move by the
Three quarters of at-risk students in New Jersey live in districts that spend less than state law says is necessary to provide a thorough education, a school finance expert testified in Hackensack on Friday. Melvin Wyns, former finance director for
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to tell a special master examining the constitutionality of last year's school aid cuts to take into account the state's fiscal crisis. The state, represented by Assistant Attorney General Nancy Kaplen,
A new national report card on school funding systems gave New Jersey an A for fairness for giving additional support to high-poverty districts. New Jersey should be considered a model for its progressive school funding policies, said the report
The Education Law Center asked the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday to block impending state aid cuts to schools, saying they violate students' rights to a thorough and efficient education. The Newark-based advocacy group claimed Governor Christie'