Tag Archives: Education Funding

Increased Spending in the Classroom Can Boost Student Outcomes–Act for PA Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Pennsylvania’s broken school funding system is failing students: It does not provide enough resources to educate all students to academic standards It contributes to deficiencies in equal opportunity based on factors like … Continue reading

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How Much Do We Hate Our Children?

Posted at http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/how-much-do-we-hate-our-children/ When President Barak Obama recently made an impassioned plea to do something about the proliferation of gun violence in America, he drew upon the images of elementary school children gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut to engage our emotions. “First graders,” he … Continue reading

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Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters

By Jeff Bryant “The dirty, little secret in America’s education wars is that spending more money on schools is what most people really want – and for good reason, because it really tends to help. Yet what we’ve been seeing … Continue reading

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Should Teachers Have to Beg Online to Fund Classroom Supplies?

Posted at http://www.alternet.org/education/should-teachers-have-beg-online-fund-classroom-supplies It says a lot about education today that teachers have to use sites like Reddit Gifts and Donors Choose to get markers and paper. September 19, 2013  | by Heather Long Alice Kunce was elated to start a … Continue reading

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Property Tax Shift Bills on Their Way to House Floor for Consideration This Week

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/september/property-tax-shift-bills-their-way-house-floor-consideration-week Sep 23, 2013 12:42 pm | Michael Wood On the first day of the new legislative session and at the same time a number of education groups were rallying in the Capitol Rotunda for more adequate state … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Education Finance Symposium—November 16, Harrisburg

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org): Sponsored by The Education Policy and Leadership Center Friday, November 16, 2012 Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg 8:00 a.m.         Registration and Refreshments 8:30 a.m.         Pennsylvania Update Ron Cowell, President, … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Save Full-Day Kindergarten

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   That is the question we posed last week to thousands of Pennsylvanians who care about children and their opportunity to attend full-day K. In the days ahead, your State Senator will help decide … Continue reading

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Moving Ahead with Educational Reform—Urge Congress to Level the Playing Field for Kids

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   Amidst the budget frenzy described above, the one policy concern that seems most likely to get attention and even bipartisan attention in Congress this year is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania State Budget Cuts Announced

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   With the approval of the Education Jobs and Medical Assistance Act by Congress, Pennsylvania is slated to receive $667 million of state assistance to help with costs for the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program and … Continue reading

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PA Education Department Defends Proposed Cuts in Head Start Supplemental and Pre-K Counts

From PA Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Sixty-eight fewer children would receive Pre-K Counts, under Gov. Rendell’s proposed 2010-11 budget, a Pennsylvania Department of Education official told the House Appropriations Committee. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) … Continue reading

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