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Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

Lawsuit Filed Against Commonwealth of Pa. Over School FundingA group of school districts, parents, and the NAACP are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming the state's level of school funding is unconstitutional.
Phila. Parents Sue Pa. Dept. of Education Over Uninvestigated Deficiency ClaimsSeven Philadelphia parents say the Pennsylvania Department of Education has violated its duty to look into allegations of "curriculum deficiencies" in Philadelphia schools.
Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. SchoolsA group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.
Philadelphia Moves Toward Posting Its Regulations OnlineThe city charter requires that departmental regulations and notices of meetings be published in local newspapers. That charter dates from the early 1950s, so of course there's no mention of the Internet.
Lawyers Urge City Council To Send Sales Tax Windfall to Philly's SchoolsThe two dozen attorneys are urging councilmembers to extend the city sales tax hike to provide $120 million for the cash-starved Philadelphia School District.
Sunoco Praised For Revising Its Criminal Background Check PolicySeveral Philadelphia advocacy groups are applauding one of the area's largest employers for changing its hiring practices to give those with criminal records a better chance at a job. And they're hoping other companies take note.
Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania VotersA state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Local Groups Team Up To Help Grow Healthy CommunitiesThe Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia teamed up with urban agricultural groups Saturday for a daylong event that demonstrated how access to locally grown food can lead to healthier communities.
Parents Considering Legal Action Over Hobbled Philadelphia SchoolsTired of waiting for answers on how schools can open Monday with overcrowded classes and barely any counselors or support staff, parents are looking at taking matters into their own hands.
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