Category Archives: Education

WHYY Analysis: Proposed School Funding Formula Poses Two Big Questions

The Basic Education Funding Commission released a proposed school funding formula that strongly aligns with research that finds that educating low-income children and those who don’t speak English requires additional investment. Now the legislature must make two big decisions that … Continue reading

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Support Bipartisan Recommendations for PA Basic Education Funding Formula and Additional Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): The Basic Education Funding Commission released a report (http://basiceducationfundingcommission.pasenategop.com/files/2014/08/final-report-061915-.pdf) making recommendations about how to drive out new state funding for public education. The recommendations were good (read Education Voters PA statement at http://www.educationvoterspa.org/index.php/site/news/basic-education-funding-commission-releases-report/) and … Continue reading

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Basic Education Funding Commission Releases Recommendations and Report

June 18, 2015 The Basic Education Funding Commission recommended today (June 18th) that the General Assembly adopt a new formula for distributing state funding for basic education to Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, according to a statement from the members of … Continue reading

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Researchers: Five Ignored Factors Affect Outcomes for Poor Children

The Washington Post “School leaders and policymakers trying to improve academic results for disadvantaged children need to look outside the classroom at social and economic conditions that directly affect a child’s ability to learn … Five factors that new research … Continue reading

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Support Investments in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): School might be out, but budget season is in full swing at the state Capitol, and we need you to help us send a strong message to state lawmakers as they hash out a new … Continue reading

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Reduce Poverty and Ensure Equity: The Key to Education Reform Is Not the Common Core

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/reduce-poverty-and-ensure-equity-the-key-to-education-reform-is-not-the-common-core/ Last week three prominent education and civil rights leaders confronted what has appeared to be a civil rights establishment defense of annual standardized testing as the necessary centerpiece of a reauthorized No Child Left Behind Act.  John … Continue reading

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Call to Action for Public Education Day—June 15; Rally—June 23, Harrisburg

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): The Campaign’s next “Call to Action for Public Education Day” is Monday, June 15. Go to http://fairfundingpa.org/publication_files/june-15-call-to-action-day.pdf for instructions, and to http://fairfundingpa.org/resources for resources to use as talking points. Let’s make our … Continue reading

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Support Equal Access to a Quality Education

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Please send this important message urging your legislators to act quickly to enact a long-term public school funding system that is sustainable, predictable, and provides sufficient resources so that every child has … Continue reading

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Education Day in Harrisburg—June 23, Harrisburg

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): On June 23 at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Education Voters will be joining together with more than 50 organizations to send a clear message to state lawmakers that we expect them to fund our … Continue reading

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Urge PA Legislators to Support a Budget that Provides Fair Funding for PA Schools

From Faith in PA (http://www.faithinpa.org/): I’ve seen it with my own eyes — my daughter wasn’t being challenged in school because her school district is underfunded, teachers are overwhelmed, and our lawmakers aren’t acting fast enough to change it. It … Continue reading

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