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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Upper Perkiomen School Board Approves Resolution Urging General Assembly to Establish a New Funding Formula for Basic Education

The resolution states in part that, “in recent years, basic education funding has been distributed without the benefit of a funding formula, with the lack of a reliable, fair and transparent funding formula resulting in great disparities  in how state education funds are distributed  to school districts.”

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Advocate urges DV to join fair funding fight

The Pike County Courier covers yet another circuit rider presentation, reporting that, “Sandra Miller from the Campaign for Fair Education Funding PA says the way schools in Pennsylvania are funded has to change, because districts don’t know from year to year how state aid will affect their budgets.”

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New school performance profile scores show gaps between region’s wealthiest and poorest schools

The Scranton Times-Tribune: New school perfomance profile scores show gaps between region’s wealthiest and poorest schools.

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From Erie: “Two local superintendents are adding their voices to a chorus of school district leaders calling for a new way to fund education.”

The Basic Ed Funding Commission continues its meetings around the state.

The Erie Times-News reports that, “Critics of the current formula say it is outdated and inequitable; the formula being developed will take into account the relative wealth of districts, local tax effort, geographic price differences, enrollment levels, local support as well as other […]

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Fully and fairly fund our schools

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Fully and fairly fund our schools.

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