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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PSBA Spring Virtual Advocacy Day 03/22/21

PSBA Spring Virtual Advocacy Day MAR 22, 2021 All public school leaders are invited to join us for our spring Virtual Advocacy Day on Monday, March 22, 2021, via Zoom. We need all of you to help strengthen our advocacy impact. The day will center around contacting legislators to discuss critical issues affecting public education. […]

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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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