Major education adequacy rulings are expected to be issued over the next few months by courts throughout the country. These include:
California: The decision in the long-pending consolidated cases of Coalition for Quality Education v. California and Robles-Wong v. California, which were argued in January, is expected to be handed down by the California Court of Appeals by the end of this month.
Connecticut: The trial in Coalition for Justice v. Rell, which began in January, is expected to conclude by the end of this month. After final briefs are submitted, a ruling should be handed down this summer or fall.
Florida: The trial in Coalition for Adequacy & Fairness in School Funding v. Chiles concluded on April 8, findings of fact and conclusions of law are being submitted by the end of this month, and a ruling is expected shortly.
Kansas: The Kansas Supreme Court will consider on May 10 whether the recent bill enacted by the legislature satisfactorily complies with the Court’s recent equity order in Gannon v. State. The Court has said that it will shut down all public schools in the state if the state does not comply with its order by June 30, 2016.
New York: A decision by the Appellate Division, First Department, is expected to be issued shortly in regard to the state’s appeal of the trial court’s rejection of its motion to dismiss in New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights (NYSER) v. State. The case was argued on February 24, 2016.
The decision of the state Supreme Court, Albany County, is expected to be issued shortly in Maisto v. State. The trial, regarding the funding claims of eight small city districts, was concluded in December and final briefs were submitted in March.
Texas: A decision regarding the state’s appeal of the trial court’s ruling that the state’s education funding system is unconstitutional in Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness v. Williams is expected any day.