ALERT: Tell PA lawmakers—Choose public schools, not DeVos vouchers

Dear BASD Proud Parents, From our friends at Education Voters of PA Pennsylvania lawmakers are preparing to join Betsy DeVos in attempting to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to advance their school privatization agenda. The House Education Committee has announced that on Thursday, October 1st, its members will  vote on House Bill 2696, legislation that would use $500 […]

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Fair Funding Workshop

On Tuesday, October 6th we will be holding a Fair Funding workshop. David Mosenkis, a visual data expert from POWER Interfaith, will be presenting the workshop with some updated data. Angelica Calel, a recent Pottstown grad, will open with a few words about the issue. I will also help facilitate. The workshop will be held […]

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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. School Funding Far From Fair

https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-fair-funding-pennsylvania-schools-pooley-20200722-nlfwqqvzzrhmrfd7d6rwwblchi-story.html

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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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BASD Teacher Nomination for Annual Celebration Dinner hosted by the Foundation for the BASD!

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Don’t Forget, Time is running out… It’s that time of year again and one of our own BASD parents and sponsors, Eliot Tracey – State Farm Insurance Agent, is going to sponsor 1 lucky BASD teacher of your choosing and send them to the Annual Celebration Dinner hosted by the Foundation for the BASD! Please […]

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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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Support Governor Wolf’s Executive Order to Clean Up Charter Schools

Straight from Network for Public Education Action, take a moment to thank Governor Wolf for his recent initiatives to tackle charter reform. Urgent: Support Pa. Governor’s fight to reform charter schools

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ICYMI: PA’s 2019-2020 state budget is a wrap. Here is what is in it for public schools

A summary from our allies at Education Voters of PA The state budget is done and a last-ditch effort made by anti-public education lawmakers to include harmful charter school legislation in the school code bill was defeated. Governor Wolf stood strong with our public schools and House Bill 357, which would have stripped control from […]

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