Opportunity by Zip Code Part 1 – Local leaders, educators discuss funding gap between rich, poor school districts

Over the last year, WFMZ’s Jamie Stover has been digging into the issue and speaking to local leaders, advocates and educators about it in her two-part series “Opportunity By Zip Code.” The conversations covered topics including race, wealth disparity and ranging opinions on how to best solve for inequities, which most agreed do exist. Catch […]

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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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The Charter Appeals Board and Why It Matters

“In Pennsylvania, school districts don’t have the final say over the fates of the charter schools that they are tasked with regulating. That belongs instead to the Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board — one of only two such boards in the nation, according to the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Created shortly after Pennsylvania passed […]

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BASD Resolution on Fair and Adequate Funding

The Bethlehem Area School District recently passed this level Up Pa Resolution on fair and adequate funding. You can view it on the link below https://basdproudparents.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Level-Up-PA-Resolution-Rev-Signed.pdf

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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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