Tag Archives: Public Education

Beyond the Headlines: A Community Forum on Education—March 6, Philadelphia

Hear the real stories of people affected by education cuts at Beyond the Headlines: a community forum on education. At Beyond the Headlines we’ll get answers to questions about the most critical issues affecting public education. We’ll also hear from … Continue reading

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger PA Economy

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): July 13, 2012 The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett to public schools, universities and other services, while leaving … Continue reading

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My View: The Moral Imperative for Education Policy

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education): By Jesse Jackson Sr., Special to CNN, posted at http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/12/my-view-the-moral-imperative-for-education-policy/ Editor’s note: Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is a leading civil rights activist and president and … Continue reading

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NCC Releases Four ‘Webisode’ Videos Promoting Quality Education for Children

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):   New York, September 21, 2011 — Equal and quality education for all children is the focus of four brief web videos released today by the National Council of Churches.   The videos … Continue reading

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Now That You Know: Documenting the Effects of Budget Cuts on Children

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   When children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia returned to school, they got a glimpse of how local school districts are coping with reduced state funding: less full … Continue reading

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PA PASS Parent Advocate Legislative Forum—October 13, Drexel Hill

Pennsylvania has passed a state budget that cut over $800 million from public education, and as the new school year begins we’re starting to see the effects of these cuts on our kids and our communities. Especially now, we need … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools March & National Call to Action—July 28-30, Washington, DC

July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, D.C. and around the country   We’re putting the Public back in public schools!   We, a collection of people from all walks of life and every corner of this nation, embody a mixture of … Continue reading

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Federal Budget Cuts Threaten to Widen Opportunity Gaps in Schools

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education):   In times when state and federal budgets are being cut, school districts serving children in poverty that depend on state and federal funding have nowhere … Continue reading

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Education Budget Plans Miss the Mark—Sign a Petition to Stop the Billion Dollar Cut

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   The Pennsylvania House Republicans’ recent budget proposal (http://www.scribd.com/doc/55178076/PA-House-GOP-Budget-Spreadsheet-2011) does little to improve Gov. Corbett’s original proposal, which cuts more than $1 billion from education. The House plan cuts approximately $900 million — at … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Declining Health for Pennsylvania’s Public Schools

According to a new report issued by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO; http://www.pasbo.org/) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA; http://www.pasa-net.org/), the financial health of Pennsylvania’s public schools is bad and getting worse. Three years of … Continue reading

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