education-funding

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis

BY: - May 1, 2022

With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?

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The trial is done. What’s next for school funding in Pennsylvania? | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2022

All it takes to bring Democrats and Republicans together, apparently, are rules of evidence, billions of dollars, and the need to impress Pa.’s families and students.

‘Our kids deserve it’: Wolf’s $1.55B K-12 school plan aims to address inequitable funding

BY: - February 13, 2022

With a $1.55 billion investment in K-12 public education included in Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal years, school officials think there is an opportunity to address inequitable funding across the state’s 500 districts.

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Fair school funding means fair funding for every Pa. student. Not just a few | Opinion

BY: - February 6, 2022

Pa. lawmakers wouldn't settle for less than the best for their kids. Why should we?

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Facing staff shortages, rising costs, Pa. schools at ‘critical juncture’ | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 3, 2022

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts are at a ‘critical juncture,’ as they head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need ‘predictable, consistent, and sustainable’ funding from the state as they spend down federal pandemic relief money. That’s the bottom line of the latest iteration of an annual budget report released […]

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What the fight for voting rights and the Pa. school funding lawsuit have in common | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2022

In both instances, the future of Black and brown Americans and Pennsylvanians are absolutely at stake.

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The Pa. Constitution supports a fair education for all – rich and poor alike | Opinion

BY: - January 23, 2022

The drafters were emphatic that Pennsylvania children should be prepared for the duties of citizenship.

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Republican politicians espouse a truly radical stance on public education | Rob Schofield

BY: - December 24, 2021

North Carolina's K-12 schools are unconstitutionally deficient. Yet Republican politicians and two judges say that no court can order the Legislature to actually fix the problem.

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Pa. Special Ed. panel recommends more funding predictability for schools | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 16, 2021

'These recommendations provide more clarity and consistency for school districts regarding its projected special education costs in planning yearly budgets,' Senate Appropriations Committee Chairperson Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, said.

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Pa. school funding’s endless bus ride | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - November 13, 2021

Seven years after it was first filed, a landmark case challenging how Pennsylvania funds its public schools went to to trial this week.

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On the Pa. school funding lawsuit: Don’t change the subject | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2021

Conservative critics are getting it wrong. New state funding doesn’t necessarily go to the school districts that need it the most.

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Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.