Connecticut Appeals NCLB Ruling

By Mark Walsh — May 15, 2008 1 min read
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Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has filed an appeal of the state’s case challenging the federal No Child Left Behind Act as imposing unfunded mandates on states and schools.

Late last month, a federal district judge in Connecticut issued an opinion in Connecticut v. Spellings dismissing the remaining claims in the state’s suit. I reported on that in the blog here, and in an Edweek story here.

The Connecticut attorney general’s office has this press release on the appeal, and the Hartford Courant has this story. The attorney general’s press office says the filings are along the lines of a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, in New York City, and they don’t include the state’s substantive arguments about the issues in the case. I’ll be on the lookout for that when it is filed.

Thanks to How Appealing for the tip.

A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.