Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Programs:
The State Constitution Education Clause: Educational Equity and School
Finance: What Type of Education Does the State Have to Provide, 3 substantive credits, Apri 19, 27, and
May 4. Philadelphia, PA.
**Note that April 13 session has been postponed until May 4.
Understanding and Applying the Pennsylvania Education Clause,
1 substantive credit, April 20, May 21, Philadelphia, PA.
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Education in the 50 States: Understanding
and Applying the History of State Constitutions and Laws About Education, PACLE approved for 2 substantive credits,
April 30, May 15, June 4, Philadelphia, PA.
Register for and more information about the Education in the 50 States: Understanding and Applying the History of State Constitutions
and Laws About Education CLE
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Press release: Former IFEEO Fellow, now University of Massachusetts professor, Mark Paige, joins IFEEO Board
Press Release: Prominent Philadelphia Educator and Community Leader Marciene Mattleman, Ed. D., named to IFEEO Board
Press Release Announcing the Appointment of Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, American Advertising Federation,
to IFEEO Board
Sheilah D. Vance, Esq., IFEEO President and General
Counsel, testified before the Commission on Equity and Excellence, U. S. Department of Education, on April 29, 2011 in Philadelphia.
President Barack Obama appointed the Commission in February 2011 to examine the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities
that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and recommend ways in which federal policies could
address such disparities. The commission is comprised of 28 members from a range of backgrounds, including education, law,
tax, government, business, and civil rights." The Commission's final report will be released mid-2012.
Click on link below to read Vance's testimony
Testimony of Sheilah D. Vance, Esq., IFEEO President and General Counsel, to Equity and Excellence Commission, US Dept. of
Click here for IFEEO's 2011 Annual Appeal letter and form.
IFEEO BOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW AT 50% OFF!
IFEEO Books Score Big in National Best Books 2009
Both books published by the Institute for Educational Equity
and Opportunity (IFEEO) were named finalists in the National Best Books Awards, sponsored by USA Book News (see their
national press release at www.usabooknews.com), for outstanding works by all publishers and authors.
Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front Line, just released in October 2009, was a finalist
in the category Education: Academic, and IFEEO's September 2008 publication, Education in the 50 States: A
Deskbook of the History of State Constitutions and Laws About Education was a finalist in the category, History:
"I am so pleased that these unique works about
public school financing and educational equity law, from a contemporary and a historical perspective, have been recognized
as the outstanding works that they are," said Sheilah D. Vance, Esq., IFEEO Executive Director. "We were fortunate
to assemble a great team of authors, researchers, and editors who represent some of the most brilliant practicing attorneys
and scholars in these areas to write and edit our books. They truly deserve the honor and credit for this recognition."
Both books are available at all bookstores and on-line booksellers and through all trade
and academic book wholesalers, such as Baker & Taylor and Ingram.
was IFEEO's intent to make these books as widely available as possible so that practicing attorneys, students, scholars and
the general public could access them. We hope that these publications help to continue to influence educational law
and policy for a long time to come," said Vance.
Click here for more information about and to order Education in the 50 States: A Deskbook of the History of State Constitutions
and Laws about Eduction
Click here for more information about and to order A Quality Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front
Praise for Education in the 50 States
"Thanks to IFEEO for researching and publishing "Education in the 50
States." At Education Justice, we rely on this, IFEEO's first book, as a valuable resource in our
advocacy for better educational opportunities across the country. "Education in the 50 States" is an excellent
account of the exceptionally high regard for broad, public education on the part of the nation's founders, and throughout
the subsequent history and development of each state and the United States. We cited your book in our amicus brief to
the Oregon Supreme Court earlier this year, and we are doing the same in our amicus for the Missouri Supreme Court that will
be filed next week. "Education in the 50 States" has already proven extremely helpful in connecting
the educational philosophy and language of the Eighteenth Century to current state constitutional language in the Twenty-first
Century. The emphasis on the need to educate all citizens well ("the diffusion of knowledge among the people) in
order to preserve their rights and liberties and a republican form of government sets a high standard for all state education
systems to this day. Thanks again for documenting in this book the crucial underpinnings that education provides
for sustaining our democracy."
A. Hunter, Esq., Director, Education
Education Law Center, Newark, New Jersey
Standing Up for Public School Children
Education in the 50 States report.