State policymakers have been challenged to fix Pennsylvania's broken school funding system. From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, school districts have been trying to make the best of it. Now they're looking to a future where all 500 of the commonwealth's school districts have what they need to ensure a quality education for every student.
Deadline to appeal decision in K-12 funding case passes
Education advocates hope this clears a path for Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro and lawmakers in the General Assembly to develop a new funding method.
Funding the 500: This is what a fair funding system will look like for Philly’s students | Opinion
For one, modern school facilities that mirror the facilities readily available in wealthier school districts.
Funding the 500: Revisiting Pennsylvania charter schools after a quarter-century
Public education advocates say it’s time to fix the way taxpayer money is distributed to charter schools.
Funding the 500: Crumbling buildings, asbestos and gun violence add to Philly schools’ challenges
'It's infuriating,' Edward T. Steel Elementary special education teacher Nicole Wyglendowski told the Capital-Star.
Funding the 500: W. Pa. districts each look to Harrisburg to close school funding gulf
The West Jefferson Hill and Clairton City school districts each share a border. That's where the similarities end.
Funding the 500: ‘We’ve been overlooked for years.’ NEPA districts wait for level playing field
In Hazleton and Old Forge, officials each are waiting for a funding boost.
Funding the 500: The unknown price tag of repairing Pa.’s deteriorating school facilities
With the monumental task of repairing, remodeling, and building new school facilities in front of them, school administrators have asked lawmakers and state officials to be “a partner” in school maintenance discussions and outcomes.
Funding the 500: Superintendent’s decade of unpaid service saves SWPA district over $2.1M
Charles Macheksy's act of charity means the Uniontown Area Schools have been able to pump money back into the classroom.
Funding the 500: Equitably funded schools look different across Pa. They have one thing in common
Every day, we are confronted by the gap between what our students deserve and what our broken school funding system provides.
Funding the 500: A landmark school funding case put K-12 spending on trial
Advocates and educators expect a significant downpayment on education, and they’re waiting to see how officials begin to fix the existing funding system while making workforce investments amid a worsening educator staffing crisis across 500 public school districts
Funding the 500: Pa.’s school funding fix is the challenge of our time | Monday Morning Coffee
A Capital-Star series considers a future Pa. with fully funded public schools.
Funding the 500: Closets for classrooms, mold, staffing crisis hurts K-12 students
A four-month trial in a landmark case filed in 2014 put inequities among K-12 schools on full display. In testimony, current and former educators detailed how deteriorating buildings, staffing shortages, and lack of resources affect student outcomes — usually for the worse.