Category Archives: Education

Rundown on Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Faith-based leaders across the state are holding a 100-day fast to highlight the need for basic education funding reform. Prayer Vigil, 100 Day Fast for Funding Equity in Education At a Capitol … Continue reading

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100-Day Fast for Family Values—March 20-June 30

From POWER (http://www.powerphiladelphia.org/): #FamilyValuesPA March 20th – June 30th About the Fast: Pennsylvania’s families are working as hard as we can to make ends meet and ensure our children have a chance to succeed. But whether we live in the … Continue reading

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Politicians Create Fiscal Crises as Excuse to Cut Essential Services

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/politicians-create-fiscal-crises-as-excuse-to-cut-essential-services/ In a recent NY Times column, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman describes the Republican budgets recently proposed in both houses of Congress: “Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind: What Standardized Test Scores Reveal About Its Legacy

The Washington Post Monty Neill, executive director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing writes, “NCLB provided that the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) should be the primary means for evaluating the success … Here are key … Continue reading

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Public Education Advocacy Summit—April 18, Harrisburg

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): We invite you to join us for an advocacy summit in Harrisburg on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00-2:00. During the summit we will: Get an update on Governor Wolf’s budget proposal from John Hanger, … Continue reading

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Pa.’s School-Spending Gap Widest in Nation

Pennsylvania has the nation’s starkest spending gap between rich and poor school districts, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday, and that must be remedied. Statewide, poor districts like Philadelphia spend 33 percent less per student than wealthy districts, the … Continue reading

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Beyond a New School Funding Formula: Lifting Student Achievement to Grow Pennsylvania’s Economy—May 6, Harrisburg

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Registration – 7:45 am Program – 8:00 am to 10:00 am Where: Harrisburg University Auditorium (next to Temple’s Strawberry Square Campus) Session I:  Lynn Karoly, senior RAND economist, will present her study on The Economic Impact of the Achievement … Continue reading

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Girls in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Compendium of Suspension Trends for Grades K-12 A new report from the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles examines national trends in the 3.5 million public school suspensions during the 2011-2012 school … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Safe in School

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): One in three children in their formative teen years is likely to be bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.  The Safe School Improvement Act proposed by Senator Casey fights back … Continue reading

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Learn About the Prepare All Kids Act

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): The Prepare All Kids Act (http://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-unveils-universal-pre-k-bill) will provide access to high-quality pre-k for all children, including 244,000 children in Pennsylvania. The bill, proposed by Senator Bob Casey, provides federal grants to cover … Continue reading

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