Category Archive: advocate

It’s time to Level Up school funding in PA

from Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA: Pennsylvania has among the widest funding gaps in the country between high-wealth and low-wealth school districts. The severe underfunding for students in less affluent districts is the reason behind the school funding lawsuit, which is set to go to trial in September of this year. Recently, […]

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Pennsylvania Legislature Letter

Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding has prepared a letter to Governor Wolf, PA House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler, and PA Senate President pro tempore Jacob Corman, that stresses that fair funding for Pennsylvania public schools must be a top priority this budget season. They need your help to make this letter land with the impact our children deserve! Please sign […]

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Education Equity Funding Parent Summit

From Sandra Miller – NEPA Field Advocacy, Ed Voters PA & PASW Volunteer: We are delighted to invite you to join us for a parent summit on Saturday, April 24th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to  learn about education funding in PA, what is possible in our children’s schools and how you can join a statewide network […]

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How (and why) to Run for School Board

From the good people at Education Voters of PA   This year school board elections will be on the ballot! Have you considered running for school board and would like to learn more? Join Education Voters of Pennsylvania and guests Sandra Miller and Larry Feinberg, current  Pennsylvania school board members, for a discussion on the […]

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PA Schools Work’s Webinar on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget

If You Missed This Week’s PA Schools Work’s Webinar On Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget A link is provided below if you were not able to listen in. If you were not able to join us for our Lunch & Learn webinar this week with Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and Education Voters of Pennsylvania about […]

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Learn About New Online Tools for Education Advocates

From the good people at PA Schools Work: If you weren’t able to join us last week for our Lunch & Learn webinar with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) about their new suite of tools on their Data Dive website, don’t worry! Below you’ll find a link to a recording of the webinar, plus […]

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Fair Funding Workshop

On Tuesday, October 6th we will be holding a Fair Funding workshop. David Mosenkis, a visual data expert from POWER Interfaith, will be presenting the workshop with some updated data. Angelica Calel, a recent Pottstown grad, will open with a few words about the issue. I will also help facilitate. The workshop will be held […]

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Fair Funding for Public Education (Presentation)

This presentation is a brief overview of how Basic Education Funding is allocated in Pennsylvania and how little of it goes through the “Fair Funding Formula,” which was enacted in 2016.  This negatively impacts most public school students, and the vast majority of Black and Hispanic public school students, across the commonwealth.  The Bethlehem Area […]

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PA Fair Funding Updates

There is a fair funding workshop for PA teachers who are interested in fair funding advocacy. Topic: Fair Funding Workshop for Teachers Time: Jul 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84321652655?pwd=OXp3Z0tkc3JCcnJqdCtzenIzRlFRUT09 Meeting ID: 843 2165 2655 Password: 6djY2D Education Voters just put out an important report highlighting charter schools’ […]

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CALL TO ACTION –   Act now to push for necessary change to the Charter Appeals Board (CAB)!

Act now to push for necessary change to the Charter Appeals Board (CAB)! As BASD Proud Parents recently posted, of the Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board’s 5 active members… ALL are serving long past the end-date of their initial term, and NONE are directly affiliated with or bringing the perspective of traditional public schools to CAB […]

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