Future Uncertain for Organization fighting for Equality in School Funding

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (C.F.E.) is an advocacy organization whose victory in a historic lawsuit in 2006 brought billions in additional funding to poor school districts in New York State.  The future of the C.F.E. is now uncertain, as they no longer have sufficient funding to continue operat...
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Education – Children’s report cards and teacher comments are not admissible under business records exception to hearsay rule.

In an issue of first impression, the Family Court, Kings County, held that children’s report cards and teacher comments are not admissible under the business records exception to the hearsay rule. The Court considered many factors in its decision and also into consideration that a child’...
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Torts: School district breached its duty to adequately supervise students in its charge

A student brought personal injury action against another student and the school district, seeking damages for injuries she sustained when she was stabbed in leg by that student on school grounds.  The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, held that a school district breached its du...
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Negligence: School district was not negligent in its operation of school bus

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, recently held that a school district was not negligent in its operation of a school bus, as would support a negligence claim brought by a student’s parents, in an action seeking to recover damages for personal injuries the student susta...
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