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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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Deconcentrating Poverty is Route to Quality Schools

By Elaine Weiss Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2014/06/24/deconcentrating-poverty-route-quality-schools/ As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we know how poor America’s public school students are.   We also know from the Census and a recent Southern Poverty Foundation report how dramatically poverty among … Continue reading

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Support Public Education in PA Budget

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org): The Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign has been urging you to oppose the Governor’s proposed budget for 2012-2013.  It was a proposal that would add more funding cuts to school districts on top of … Continue reading

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Another Way to Fund Our Schools…

You’ve probably heard Marion Wright Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund) speak of the “Cradle to Prison Pipeline.” Principal Skinner and teacher Edna Krabappel (The Simpsons) come up with a different take on how to deal with the problem of school funding … Continue reading

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Support Holding the Line on School Funding

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org):   Your good efforts last spring resulted in a $250 million state budget increase for basic education, but a continuing weak economy and lower than expected federal support have already resulted in that … Continue reading

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PA School Funding Parents’ Rally—June 21, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org):   We need your help!   Please join is for a Parents’ Rally in Harrisburg! And share this information with your networks. An informational flyer can be downloaded here.   Monday, June 21 – … Continue reading

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Keep Pennsylvania Education Moving Forward

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.schoolfundingpa.org):   As June begins and the General Assembly returns to session next week, legislators will face difficult decisions as they try to pass the 2010-2011 state budget by June 30. They must deal … Continue reading

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Urge State Legislators to Meet Funding Commitment to Schools

From the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (http://www.paschoolfunding.org):   The General Assembly will return to Harrisburg after the Primary Election tomorrow and will begin working to finish the state budget, which should be completed by June 30. We are counting on the … Continue reading

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Continue to Support Public Education Funding—Maintain the Investment Started in 2008

The Council is part of the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign that issued this alert.   The Pennsylvania Senate last week passed a state budget bill that would decimate the increased support for public education proposed by Governor Rendell for the … Continue reading

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