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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Governor Wolf Proposes Plan to Cut Taxes for Working Class Families, Invest Billions in Education and Workforce Development

With the Governor slated to deliver his annual budget address on Wednesday, Education funding is a huge part of this budget. BASD alone is currently underfunded by roughly $20 million each year (which this would correct). Read the full details here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-proposes-plan-to-cut-taxes-for-working-class-families-invest-billions-in-education-and-workforce-development/

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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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PSBA Charter Info

Interested in joining the call for charter change? In order to understand why charter schools have such a profound impact on public education funding in Pennsylvania, the first step is to learn more about charter schools and how they work. Check out this great site by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA)  pacharterchange.org It helps answer…

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Wolf Administration Takes Next Step in Updating Charter School Regulations

Gantdaily.com posted an article today outlining how the reform to Pennsylvania’s “flawed and outdated” charter school law is moving forward with the process of developing regulations by opening a public comment period to gather information on the need for charter school reform, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Read the full article here: https://gantdaily.com/2019/08/27/wolf-administration-takes-next-step-in-updating-charter-school-regulations/   BASD Proud Parents is…

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ICYMI – PA Republicans pass massive charter school & school voucher expansion

Form our friends at Education Voters of PA: Last week in the House, Republicans passed four charter school bills. One bill in the package, HB 357, is the Holy Grail expansion bill that the charter industry has been seeking for years. If HB 357 becomes law, charter school expansion will be turbocharged throughout the commonwealth.…

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ICYMI – Stop the Charter School Expansion Bills!

From Our good friends at Education Voters of PA! Last week Republican members of the House Education Committee advanced two charter school expansion bills that deliver the charter school industry’s wish list. We anticipate that the House will vote on these bills in early June. Click HERE to send a letter to your state representative telling…

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