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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For Schools

CBS3: “It is very, very frustrating. Wolf’s got an uphill battle. He wants to do the right thing and fund schools. Do a fair funding formula, which is what we need. Not just Philadelphia, we need that for all students in the state.”

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Editorial: State needs to push fair school funding

The Delaware County Daily Times: Both sides are praising the formula as a necessary step toward better school funding.

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School funding formula will boost Pa. economy

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission’s formula still has to be adopted and adequately funded by the General Assembly

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Fair funding formula can be a win instead of a stalemate

The Pottstown Mercury: Editorial: Fair funding for schools is something we need and something both sides can claim as a victory.

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The ABC’s of school-funding formulas

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania is one of just three states in the country that lack a formula, a situation that has led, experts say, to the single most inequitable system of allocating education dollars in the nation.

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Press Release: State Budget Passed by the Pennsylvania House Does Not Meet Student Needs

Press Release: State Budget Passed by the Pennsylvania House Does Not Meet Student Needs

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Video: PSBA overview of the newly proposed Basic Education Funding formula

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association gives an overview of the newly proposed Basic Education Funding Formula.

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Otto-Elred’s Splain campaigns for basic ed funding formula

The Bradford Era: LTE: “It is critical that Pennsylvania meets its obligation to adequately fund opportunities for all students through a formula”

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Pa. needs funding formula

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: LTE: The Pennsylvania School Boards Association believes the state Basic Education Funding Commission’s proposed formula is a great step forward to adequate, equitable and fair school funding.

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What new funding formula would mean for your school district

The Patriot News: included is a spreadsheet that shows how the weighted factors built into the formula would distribute that level of new state aid to each of the state’s 500 school districts.

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