Category Archive: fair funding

Back the Budget Surplus to Work for Public Schools

      CALL TO ACTION       Governor Wolf’s proposed budget would fully implement the Fair Funding Formula and provide additional support so that no district ends up worse off. This would mean nearly $176 million more in state Basic Education Funding support, and over $11 million more in state Special Education Funding, for […]

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School District Fact Sheets & Webinar Follow-up

See the original post here: https://mailchi.mp/paschoolswork/join-us-wednesday-814850?e=3d6f4b3621 Updated Pennsylvania School District Fact Sheets Rising mandated costs are an increasing problem for school districts across Pennsylvania, and funding from the state is not keeping up with costs. The PA Schools Work campaign this week released our updated 2021 school district fact sheets, which provide information on state […]

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Pa. gets chance to fix broken school funding systems – Letter to the editor

Please take a few minutes to read this and check out this upcoming event https://enewspaper.mcall.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=27e51957-ed75-43c4-9c16-3190d739baea

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Join for a quick update on Harrisburg’s plans for public education

From Education Voters of PA, don’t miss out on this opportunity today. Over the next month, PA lawmakers and Governor Wolf will be negotiating a budget that is supposed to be signed into law by June 30th. What happens over the next month could have a profound impact on Pennsylvania’s educational landscape. And lawmakers appear to […]

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Inequity IN PENNSYLVANIA Public School Funding

Please view this Fair Funding fact sheet created by Dr. Myra Forrest and John Robertson from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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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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Opportunity by Zip Code Part 2 – What lawmakers say could be done about funding gaps in Pa.’s educational system

WFMZ’s Jamie Stover took a look Wednesday night at Pennsylvania’s uneven manner of school funding, a system which sometimes distributes significantly less money for the education of kids in poor communities. Now, in part two of her “Opportunity by Zip Code” series, she looks at what could be done about the issue. Catch Part 2 Here

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Underfunded: Inside the Fight to Fairly Fund Public Schools in Pennsylvania

Education Voters of Pennsylvania has a new podcast focused on the fight to fairly fund Pennsylvania’s public schools. You can catch their first episode here: https://podlink.to/underfunded You can read all about it here: http://educationvoterspa.org/blog/underfunded-inside-the-fight-to-fairly-fund-public-schools-in-pennsylvania/

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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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What the American Rescue Plan means for PA’s public schools

from the good people at Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania will receive nearly $5 billion in one-time federal funding for K-12 schools in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 through the Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ESSER). Ninety percent of the ARP ESSER funding, or $4,372,333,875, will flow directly to school districts […]

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