A bill from Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, would also increase income and sales taxes to replace the estimated $15 billion that state property owners currently pay.
Poor districts disproportionately fund the state’s cyber charter sector, which reliably produces low test scores and graduation rates for its students, new research shows.
The debate over charter school funding has reached a “crisis point," education advocates say.
Despite strides, the state still has ground to make up.
YORK, Pa. — To Jim Rodkey, property taxes are serfdom.“I am here today because I believe the property tax to be the most morally irresponsible, regressive, and unfair system of taxation in existence,” Rodkey,...
The new executive actions will authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Education to recoup the cost of administering the charter school law by billing charter schools for payment processing and legal and administrative assistance, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.
While demand for mental health services outstrips access in Pennsylvania, state lawmakers in recent years haven’t increased spending.
The rising cost of college means that private student loans are increasingly necessary after students exhaust grants, scholarships, campus-based aid, and low-cost federal student loans.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
The new Washington program, however, offers “first dollar” grants. This allows students to apply Pell and other aid to college costs besides tuition, such as books, room and board, and transportation. This lowers the amount that students have to borrow for college.