Category Archives: Education

Urge the Senate HELP Committee to Reauthorize a Better No Child Left Behind

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is debating the most important education law in the nation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) now. … Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Know About What is Happening with Public Education in PA

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): A lot is happening with public education in Harrisburg that impacts our public schools. Here are 5 things that you should know:  Governor Wolf has proposed a budget that will get education funding back … Continue reading

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State of School Funding Inequality in PA

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/april/state-school-funding-inequality-pa The Education Trust, an independent national education policy organization, recently released a report on the nation’s growing funding inequalities between wealthy and low-income school districts. The study reveals that Pennsylvania has the second-worst funding gap among states.  When adjusted … Continue reading

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Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

Published on Monday, April 06, 2015 by Education Week By Tyrone Howard Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City have ignited a series of debates about the lives of black males in the United States and how … Continue reading

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Report: Big Education Firms Spend Millions Lobbying For Pro-Testing Policies

The Washington Post “Corporations that dominate the U.S. standardized testing market spend millions of dollars lobbying state and federal officials … to persuade them to favor policies that include mandated student assessments, helping to fuel a nearly $2 billion annual … Continue reading

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Four Charts with What Everyone Should Know About the Student Debt Crisis

Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150402/4-things-every-american-should-know-about-the-student-debt-crisis-wcharts April 2, 2015 By Richard Eskow Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings, who co-chair an initiative called the Middle Class Prosperity Project, are holding a forum today at the University of Massachusetts in Boston on Tackling … 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, 7:30 am to 10 am 7:30 am: Light Breakfast Fare and Registration 8:00 am: Program Where: Harrisburg University Auditorium, Harrisburg, PA               (Strawberry Square) Opening remarks by Neil D. Theobald, President, … Continue reading

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Penn Brief on PA School Funding Policy: Three Things You Need to Know

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/march/penn-brief-pa-school-funding-policy-three-things-you-need-know Mar 27, 2015 03:33 pm | Waslala Miranda Last November, the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) released a policy brief on how money matters in school funding, especially in large, urban school … Continue reading

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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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