school funding

Camden We Choose coalition
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David Madden
November 06, 2019 - 2:40 pm
Community activists are escalating their call to return control of Camden’s public schools to the city — just one day after three people were elected to the city’s school board. Read more here.
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Actor, musician and activist, Steven Van Zandt, center, supports striking teachers on the picket in front of Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo
January 16, 2019 - 8:00 am
UPDATED: 11:39 a..m. By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a...
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Teachers and supporters hold signs in the rain during a rally Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles.
Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo
January 15, 2019 - 11:50 am
By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the...
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Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed. Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial. The court denied a claim by legislative...
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation on fairly and fully funding New Jersey public schools on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law reforming the way school districts across New Jersey are funded has been approved by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill — which proved to be the difference in approving the state budget — begins to correct a decade-long problem of some growing districts...
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