Category Archive: Educate

Susan Spicka: Wolf’s bold proposal to fix unconscionable education inequality

Pennsylvania leads the nation in funding inequity for school districts, with a huge gap in per-pupil spending between rich and poor districts. Susan Spicka, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, explains here why it is past time for Pennsylvania to adopt the reforms being proposed by Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania ranks 44th in the […]

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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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Peter Greene: Vouchers Are About Abandoning Public Education, Not Freeing Parents

Peter Greene: Vouchers Are About Abandoning Public Education, Not Freeing Parents

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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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Lehigh Valley–Learn how you can support PA’s historic school funding lawsuit!

From Our friends at Education Voters of Pennsylvania… In 2021 Pennsylvania’s historic school funding lawsuit will go to trial. On Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm, attorneys from the Public Interest Law Center and Education Law Center will provide an overview of the school funding lawsuit to members of the Lehigh Valley community. We hope that you […]

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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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FYI – This is Not How Democracy Should Work – The Underlying Problem with the Charter Appeals Board

from a recent post on Diane Ravitch’s blog: Recently, the elected School Board of Pittsburgh unanimously rejected a charter school called Catalyst Academy because of concern about its proposed disciplinary policy and its ability to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The School Board’s decision was overturned by the state’s Charter Appeals Board, which was appointed […]

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