We must have full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

It’s another week to call in support of full and fair funding for public schools!  We’ve been reaching out to Senators Browne, Scavello, and Boscola.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from all three – so please keep it up!  This week, I’m also including contact information for Representative Ann Flood, whose district covers a portion of Bethlehem Area School…

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Fair Funding Advocacy Flood – Week 2!

This week is week 2 of our targeted advocacy efforts to get full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!  Like you did last week, please reach out again to Senator Pat Browne and/or Senator Mario Scavello, two pivotal votes – and enlist others to do the same.  These senators need to hear from us…

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Calling All Public Education Advocates!!!

Let’s go to Harrisburg for an advocacy day on Tuesday, May 24th! Organized by the good folks at Education Voters of PA Public Education Advocates are heading to Harrisburg to show state lawmakers that their constituents expect them to support Governor Wolf’s full funding proposal for education. We will have a home base in the…

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Urgent: Sign This Petition to Clean Up the Federal Charter Schools Program

For the first time since the federal Charter Schools Program was established in 1994, the U.S. Department of Education is setting forth meaningful regulations to bring greater transparency and stop waste and fraud. These rules will make a tremendous difference in stopping the spread of charters run for profit and ensuring that charters that increase…

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Take Action on HB 2169

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania, Every few years, a few people in the legislature try to bring back the idea of vouchers, which give public dollars to pay tuition for private/religious schools. HB 2169 is the latest attempt to establish an education voucher program in the Commonwealth. It was voted out of the House Education…

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting – The PA Fair Funding Initiative

Come One Come All—Please share with others Virtual Town Hall Meeting Confused about Pennsylvania’s current system for funding public schools, the Fair Funding Formula, LevelUp, and what an upcoming court case might mean for it all? “The nation’s most fiscally disadvantaged local public-school districts of significant size lie to the north and west of Philadelphia,…

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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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