Pa.’s public school system doesn’t serve low-income communities | Opinion
Communities of color have long waited for public institutions to work for our communities as much as any other. It is time we live up to that ideal, and for the governor and legislators to respond to the Court’s clarion call to finally fund our public schools with the resources and programs needed so all students have an equal opportunity to succeed.
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: 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.
Pa. court sides with plaintiffs in K-12 school funding case
“It is now the obligation of the Legislature, executive branch, and educators to make the constitutional promise a reality in this commonwealth,” the order states.
What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis
With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?
The trial is done. What’s next for school funding in Pennsylvania? | Opinion
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.
In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer is now tasked with a ruling in the case, which focuses on the General Assembly’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” education system.
Pa. school funding trial resumes in Commonwealth Court. Here’s what to know
The results of the case could reform how Pennsylvania funds its public schools.