CCJEF v. Rell Trial In Progress

The historic CCJEF v. Rell education equity and adequacy case is currently on trial before the Hartford Superior Court, Courtroom 312, 95 Washington Street, Hartford, CT. The trial began on January 12, 2016 with opening arguments and witness testimony. The trial is scheduled to go Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 3:45 pm through May 2016. Click on “Current Case Details” link below for trial filings, schedule, and other information for this landmark case.

Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher listens to an attorney for the plaintiffs question Sharon Locke, right, about her experiences as a district administrator in New Britain Public Schools. Locke now serves as the superintendent in Naugatuck. (CT Mirror / Jacqueline Rabe Thomas / hc)

Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher listens to an attorney for the plaintiffs question Sharon Locke, right, about her experiences as a district administrator in New Britain Public Schools. Locke now serves as the superintendent in Naugatuck. (CT Mirror / Jacqueline Rabe Thomas / hc)

PROPOSED STATEMENT OF FACTS
Plaintiffs’ Preliminary Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law, January 5. 2016

PROPOSED STATEMENT OF FACTS
Defendants’ Corrected Preliminary Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law, January 6, 2016

Current Case Details

Bridgeport’s Acting Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz testifies on behalf of CCJEF.

Photo by Linda Lambeck of the CT Post 1-22-16

Photo by Linda Lambeck of the CT Post 1-22-16

CCJEF Mourns the Passing of Dr. Dianne Kaplan deVries

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CCJEF Founder and Longtime Project Director – click for more info

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what is ccjef
CCJEF is a broad-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to achieve an adequately and equitably funded PreK-12 public education system that is based on the learning needs of students and the real costs of delivering high-quality education in every community.

In 2005, CCJEF and several named school children and their parents filed suit against the State of Connecticut (CCJEF v. Rell) for its failure to meet its constitutional obligation to adequately and equitably fund the public schools. In a 2010 pretrial ruling, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the State’s constitutional obligation and remanded the case back to the trial court for full trial on the merits of Plaintiffs’ adequacy and equity claims. Trial begins January 12, 2016 before the Hartford Superior Court.