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
Want to end the teacher exodus? It starts with a little respect | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Turning teachers into automatons controlled by political entities far outside the classroom is not an attitude of respect for the individuals or for the learning process.
Shapiro touts proposed K-12 spending as ‘a real downpayment on the future of education’
“This is a great moment of opportunity for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to both believe in the new generation and invest in them,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said Wednesday.
Pa. advocates push for new Level Up funds ahead of 2023-24 budget negotiations
Still, some advocates worry the governor’s spending plan — which ends the Level Up special funding program that prioritizes the state’s 100 poorest school districts — doesn’t go far enough to meet the constitutional mandate for a “thorough and efficient” education.
The next step in school funding: A rural-urban coalition to achieve educational equity | Opinion
Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action.
Higher salaries, more respect: Report offers path to solving teacher shortage | Friday Coffee
The NEA report '[lays] out a multiyear strategy to recruit and retain highly qualified educators,' PSEA President Rich Askey said.
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.
‘Do right by our children or find new jobs’: Education advocates call for fair school funding
“For school districts all across the state of Pennsylvania, it’s not already raining — it’s a doggone hurricane,” the Rev. Dwayne Royster, the executive director of POWER Interfaith, a grassroots organization of state congregations, told more than 100 demonstrators holding handmade signs.
Lawsuit over Pa. school funding goes to trial, witness testimony begins next week
The trial is expected to run through January and could change how Pennsylvania public schools are funded.
All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon
Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.
Pa.’s long journey to fair school funding | Editorial Cartoon
Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed a $1.35B infusion for public education, driven out through the state's fair funding formula.
A western Pennsylvania school district ran out of paper. That’s everything you need to know about school funding in Pa. | Analysis
Yes. People stepped up to help. But this isn't a feel-good story. It's a giant red flag on the inequities in school funding in Pennsylvania.