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Martinez v. Malloy: The Fight for Quality Public Schools Continues

Last week, Connecticut state officials filed a motion asking a federal judge to dismiss the education equality lawsuit, Martinez v. Malloy. The case, filed by a group of Connecticut students and their parents with Students Matter’s support, challenges the state’s moratorium on magnet schools, cap on charter schools and penalties […continue]

Connecticut Needs An Equitable Education Funding Model

Yesterday, New Haven Register’s Brian Zahn reported that nine faith leaders joined education advocacy organization Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) in calling upon the state’s General Assembly to take immediate action in creating an equitable education funding model according to the Superior Court’s ruling in CCJEF v. Rell. The […continue]

A Failing Grade for CA’s New School Accountability System

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board weighed in on the California State Board of Education’s decision to move forward with a color-coded system for judging public-school performance and progress, calling it “overly-complicated” and “confusing.” The Editorial Board highlights parents’ need for transparency and accountability to easily compare public […continue]

New Lawsuit Challenges “Last In, First Out” Teacher Layoff Statutes

On Tuesday, a group of Newark families, supported by the nonprofit organization Partnership for Educational Justice, filed HG v. Harrington, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) quality-blind teacher layoff statutes. The lawsuit asserts that New Jersey’s LIFO law violates students’ constitutional right to […continue]