Rep. Joe Ciresi shares his thoughts on HB 272

We recently reached out to Rep. Joe Ciresi to share his thoughts on his co-sponsored House Bill, HB 272. We appreciate him taking the time to share with our group. The pursuit of progress in government never ends. Since Pennsylvania adopted its state constitution in 1776, lawmakers and citizens alike have tried to improve and […]

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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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Learn About Charter School Special Education Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Special education funding for charter schools is a hot topic in Harrisburg. For the first time ever, we have a real chance to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school law to eliminate profits that charter schools reap off of special education tuition payments and to increase school choice for students with disabilities. […]

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NPE Releases New Report on Charters Run for Profit

From the good folks at Network for Public Education: Fifteen percent of all charter schools–schools that educate about 1 in 5 charter school students–are run by for-profit corporations. The Network for Public Education’s new report, Chartered For Profit: The Hidden World of Charter Schools Operated for Financial Gain, pulls back the veil on tactics and practices […]

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Fund Our Schools PA Workshop

As part of the 2021 Pennsylvania Budget Summit ,on Thursday, March 18,  at 1pm, attorneys from the Education Law Center and Public Interest Law Center will share information about Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit, which will go to trial in 2021, in a workshop: Pennsylvania’s School Funding System: Inadequate, Inequitable and Unconstitutional. Join Michael Churchill, counsel for The Public Interest Law Center, […]

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PAC MEETING MINUTES OF 2/17/2021

PAC MEETING MINUTES OF 2/17/2021 Number of cases has gone done dramatically since Winter Holiday surges. If we remove the Lehigh Univ cases from Northampton, we’re doing quite well. Changing guidance from St. Luke’s and CDC has BASD looking toward the return of elementary students to school 5 days a week for 4th quarter, April […]

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The Charter School Reform Act of 2021 (HB 272)

House Co-Sponsorship Memorandum introduced by Rep. Joe Ciresi and Rep. Wendi Thomas offers solutions to the long-needed reform to Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law. The Charter School Reform Act of 2021 (HB 272) includes core requirements supporting the following: Protecting Your Right to Know Protecting Your Property Tax Dollars Protecting the Future of Our Kids Read […]

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Follow-up to Ed Voters’ School Funding 101

Below you will find a follow-up summary of the  School Funding and Advocacy 101 with Education Voters of PA. Here is a video of the webinar without any technical difficulties. The video of Ed Voters’ webinar about Governor Wolf’s budget is HERE. Additional Information Nellie Bly Scholarships Action Page Tell PA Lawmakers to Fund Kids Over Horses […]

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PA to allow the delay of standardized testing until the fall

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From Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA   Many families, school officials, and advocates had hoped that the Biden Administration would grant waivers that would allow states to cancel standardized tests this year because of the extraordinary challenges the pandemic has created for students and schools. But this did not happen. The US Department […]

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