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Budget Impasse Could Hurt Public Schools—Urge PA Lawmakers to Ensure All Have Access to Quality Public Education

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): When the state fails to meet its obligation to invest in schools, taxpayers – and students – ultimately pay the price. The budget impasse may mean that the state will miss its … 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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Support Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in the PA Budget

From Better Choices for Pennsylvania (http://betterchoicesforpa.com/): Do you think working families should be able to go to the doctor when they’re sick? Should they be able to count on a great public education for their kids? In the next 24 … Continue reading

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Urge the PA Senate to Restore Public Education Funds and Formula

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): When the Governor proposed a budget, he proposed a mere $90 million restoration of state funding that had been cut from public education and did NOT propose improvements to the funding formula. (This is … Continue reading

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Make Calls to Support Public Education Funding in PA

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Public education supporters are making calls each month (April-June) to support a better budget for Pennsylvania’s students. May 2013 Update:  As the legislature gets ready to put policy proposals into place – they are … Continue reading

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Statewide Call to Action for Public Education—Wednesday, April 10

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Join thousands of parents, students, teachers and community members from across the state to SPEAK UP in support of our public schools on Wednesday, April 10! Harrisburg has cut almost $1 BILLION from public … Continue reading

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Report: PA Education Funding Falls Flat

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/31283-1 (03/11/13) PHILADELPHIA – A new report says education funding in Pennsylvania lacks transparency, accuracy and fairness, and falls short of the standards used in the vast majority of other states. According to … Continue reading

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Take Action Today to Support Pennsylvania’s Students

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org): Pennsylvania’s students need you to TAKE ACTION TODAY concerning the 2012-2013 state budget to support education. Tell your members of the Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives that you want them to: … Continue reading

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Summary of Governor Corbett’s Proposed Basic Education Budget FY 2011-12

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org):   The Education budget for 2011-2012 proposed by Governor Tom Corbett on March 8 has Pennsylvania students bearing most of the burden of his budget cutting ideas.  It is very likely that … Continue reading

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PA House Education Committee Endorses Education Finance Principles

Released by Good Schools Pennsylvania on 7/1/09:   As the General Assembly continues to negotiate the state budget, the principles of a sound system of education finance received a ringing endorsement today when the House Education Committee, by a 22-3 … Continue reading

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