Category Archives: Education

2015-16 State Budget Talking Points—Need for Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Looking to engage family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders about the need for fair funding for Pennsylvania’s public school students? Here are talking points to help start the conversation:  — Pennsylvania is a … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Rally for Fair Education Funding—May 2, Harrisburg

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the … Continue reading

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An Explanation of Our Infographic, “Especially for Poor Districts, Drastic Corbett Education Cuts Remain”

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2016/march/explanation-our-infographic-%E2%80%9Cespecially-poor-districts-drastic-corbett-education-cuts-rem Mar 31, 2016 09:10 am | Marc Stier So what difference does a budget actually make? Why should we care that we wound up with the Republican budget for this year (HB 1801), rather than the bi-partisan … Continue reading

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The 2015-16 Pennsylvania Budget is Not One to Celebrate–Tell Your Legislators How You Feel

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Governor Wolf announced that he will allow HB 1801, the most recent budget passed by the legislature, to become law without his signature. The math does not add up in the budget; it is … Continue reading

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Education Advocates: PA Budget Bill Falls Short

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-18/education/education-advocates-pa-budget-bill-falls-short/a50922-1 March 18, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The budget passed by the General Assembly on Wednesday falls far short of providing what Pennsylvania schools need, according … Continue reading

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New Edition of “Is School Funding Fair?” Shows Which States are Investing in Equity

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/new-edition-of-is-school-funding-fair-shows-which-states-are-investing-in-equity/ NOTE: “Some states actually have regressive funding systems that send less money to very poor school districts: Nevada, North Dakota, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Vermont, Idaho, Wyoming, Alabama, Virginia, New Hampshire, Iowa, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.” On Wednesday … Continue reading

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Paper Tigers Screening—May 12, Lancaster

The Lancaster Education Foundation is screening Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better. The documentary film is open to … Continue reading

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Exposing the Effects of Child Poverty Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/exposing-the-effects-of-child-poverty-hidden-in-plain-sight/ While there is widespread agreement that family poverty is highly correlated with low achievement at school, it is a difficult issue to discuss because people immediately become defensive.  “Don’t tell me poor kids can’t learn,” people say.  … Continue reading

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Public Education Day of Action–March 8, Harrisburg

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://www.fairfundingpa.org): Join us for state budget hearings about public education funding and other activities Tuesday, March 8 as part of our effort to ensure fair funding for every student, no matter where that … Continue reading

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A Formula for Fair Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (The way schools are funded in Pennsylvania isn’t working for our students or taxpayers because the state does not consider the real costs necessary for … Continue reading

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