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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.


Five things the Legislature can do to make Pennsylvanians’ lives measurably better in 2021 | John L. Micek

BY: - December 30, 2020

This new time calls for a reset on everything. The dawning of a new year offers just such and opportunity. The 253 members of the General Assembly should not squander it. 


New report: Pa. has spent a decade ignoring skyrocketing special ed. costs | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 3, 2020

State funding for students with disabilities was flatlined while local special education spending grew by $2 billion over a decade, new research concludes.

Report: Special education costs are ballooning, as state funding lags behind

BY: - October 2, 2019

The stagnant support from the state has forced school districts to shoulder an ever-increasing share of special education costs,

Legislative panel will travel the state this fall to hear concerns on the way Pa. pays for special education

BY: - August 28, 2019

The panel will compile its findings in a report due by Nov. 30.