Education Law Center
Newsletter | November 2013
ELC Receives YWCA's Racial Justice Award

On November 13th, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh honored the Education Law Center as its 2013 awardee for its legal Racial Justice Award.

"We are delighted to present the YWCA Racial Justice Award to the Education Law Center in recognition of their efforts to promote justice through equality in public education," said Magdeline E. Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.  Read more

ELC Speaks Out on Coatesville Schools Crisis

ELC board member and Coatesville Area High School graduate Solomon Hunter penned a joint Op-Ed with ELC Executive Director Rhonda Brownstein in response to allegations that top Coatesville Area School District officials were exchanging racist and sexist text messages about District students and staff. Read the Op-Ed
Proposed Charter School Law Rewrite Deeply Flawed
ELC's recent analysis of proposed legislation to rewrite the state's charter school law cites major flaws in the proposal, including a lack of accountability, loss of local control, and little effort to improve access for all students.  Read more.

ELC Convenes School Funding Symposium
ELC's Rhonda Brownstein (left) looks on with APA Consulting's John Myers as Pennsylvania Budget and Polcy Center Director Sharon Ward reviews her school funding presentation. ELC, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and leading education advocacy groups gathered civic leaders, community groups and state lawmakers in Philadelphia last month for discussions on policy solutions to Pennsylvania's school funding crisis.
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