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Biden administration warns U.S. House GOP debt limit bill would slash education

BY: - April 25, 2023

The White House said in a Tuesday statement that President Joe Biden would veto the proposal, calling it “a reckless attempt to extract extreme concessions as a condition for the United States simply paying the bills it has already incurred.” Biden has said debt limit legislation should not be tied to spending reductions.


I teach in a middle class district. Underfunding affects my students too | Opinion  

BY: - March 30, 2023

If underfunding is a challenge for my students, just imagine how much more difficult it is for less wealthy districts.

Pa. lawmakers propose stipend program for student-teachers

BY: - March 28, 2023

The proposed Educator Pipeline Program would operate within the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.


Here are three fixes for Pa.’s school funding dilemma | Opinion

BY: - March 27, 2023

Everyone might end up unhappy. Which means these solutions might actually work.

Education Secretary Khalid Mumin calls Shapiro’s school plan a starting point for fair funding

BY: - March 20, 2023

“When we're talking about funding school districts that have external issues as well as internal issues, we have to invest in mental health, we have to invest in … the teacher pipeline, we have to provide students with a voice and parents and communities with a voice to help us to further lead. Lead our students through the educational system,” Mumin said.

In Philly, city and schools leaders respond to Shapiro’s first budget

BY: - March 11, 2023

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — Following Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget address, Philadelphia city officials and education leaders have responded to the administration’s plans for education funding. “We applaud Gov. Shapiro for putting forward an ambitious proposal,” School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said. “We are looking forward to engaging with Gov. Shapiro […]


Pa.’s schools are falling apart. This is one thing we can do about it | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2023

This is not 'just' a local problem, or 'just' an urban or rural problem, it is a true statewide crisis

Students, families, and education advocates join Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania to host a rally on the Capitol steps to “ring the bells of justice,” and call for equitable funding for Pennsylvania public schools. The rally, which took place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, occurred on the first day of the landmark trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its 500 school districts. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

The important part of school funding that gets ignored | Opinion

BY: - March 1, 2023

A state court ruled Pa.'s school funding system unconstitutional. But is any local funding really justified?


Pa. has an unprecedented opportunity to fix public school funding. We can’t miss it | Opinion

BY: - February 22, 2023

No matter our party, we know that all our students deserve an equal shot to be successful.

How will the ruling in Pa.’s school funding lawsuit impact Allegheny County’s districts?

BY: - February 17, 2023

'Now is the time for Pennsylvania to stand strong and demand a funding formula that works for all students,' Sto-Rox Superintendent Megan Van Fossan said.

‘A new day’: Philly officials respond to ruling in Pa. public school funding case

BY: - February 9, 2023

'This massive step forward is still only a step,” Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, who chairs council's Education Committee, said.

Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs

BY: and - December 27, 2022

Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]