The seminar is a project of the National Constitution Center, the Annenberg Center for Public Policy, and the Rendell Center.
They are denied enrollment or placed in an alternative school, the complaint says, rather than getting help with English.
Pennsylvania gets low marks on equity and adequacy in school spending. A new formula may help, but only slightly. Charters and districts are left elbowing each other.
Three members' terms will expire in January. The governor and the mayor will appoint replacements.
It also passed a fiscal 2016-17 budget with money for at least one nurse and counselor in every school.
At the same time, City Council grills District officials on why schools lack basic services.