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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

The P-G reports, “The correlation between academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts should be a key factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula, education officials told state legislators Tuesday afternoon.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffs the latest meeting of the Basic Ed Funding Commission.

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Education funding group hears testimony at Perkiomen Valley High School

Seven superintendents testify about the need to change the current system.

The Norristown Times Herald is one of a handful of outlets that staffed the latest public meeting of the Basic Education Funding Commission.

The Doylestown Intelligencer reports that superintendents from “suburban districts that would be considered well-off financially” testified about the need to […]

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State’s school funding formula earns a ‘D’ in national study

The Post-Gazette reports that, “The American Institutes for Research today released a report stating that the average level of money for K-12 schools in Pennsylvania is about average for the nation, but its distribution is inequitable.”

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More than 40 organizations together kick off Campaign for Fair Education Funding

A coalition of more than 40 organizations today kicked off the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to ensure that every student has access to a quality education no matter where they live.

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Group wants fair funding for Pennsylvania public schools at forefront in 2015

Business, government, religious and labor leaders — including those from teachers unions — are asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to develop a fair funding formula for public schools.

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The Campaign for Fair Education Funding Launches Effort to Ensure Access to Quality Education for Every PA Student

More than 40 Organizations Join Statewide Initiative to Change Funding Formula

A coalition of more than 40 organizations today kicked off the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to ensure that every student has access to a quality education – no matter where they live.

“Every child deserves a chance to succeed. We need a fair, sustainable and […]

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‘Circuit Riders’ begin campaign to change school funding

With school funding a hot issue in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, an alliance of state education leaders is starting a campaign to build support for changing the way the state pays its school bills.

During the yearlong campaign, which begins with a televised meeting Tuesday night at 29 intermediate units, 11 “circuit riders” – mostly retired […]

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