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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lawmakers ask for more money for Scranton School District

Scranton Times-Tribune: Lawmakers ask for more money for Scranton School District.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announces major changes to PSSA testing beginning this school year

Bucks Local News: Established a Fair funding formula to reduce the inequity in state support and taking Pennsylvania off a shameful list of states without a way to fairly fund their school. Pennsylvania was one of only three states in the nation without a fair funding formula.

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Special education: Another reason school district budgets are strained

Standard-Speaker: Special education – another reason school district budgets are strained.

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Many teachers spend their own money to provide school supplies

Reading Eagle: Many teachers spend their own money to provide school supplies.

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TASD sees increase in state funding

Titusville Herald: TASD sees increase in state funding.

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Pension costs dominate Pa. education conversation in Harrisburg, amid other competing priorities

Newsworks: Pension costs dominate Pa. education conversation in Harrisburg, amid other competing priorities.

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State funding not keeping up with pension, charter costs, Bucks, Montgomery school officials say

Intelligencer: State funding not keeping up with pension, charter costs, Bucks, Montgomery school officials say.

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State needs comprehensive tax reform

Citizens’ Voice: State needs comprehensive tax reform.

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State drops the ball on school funding

Intelligencer: State drops the ball on school funding.

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Robin Hoods, in reverse

Times-Tribune: Property tax elimination would create a significant tax savings for most property owners but massive tax savings for the wealthiest property owners. It would transfer that burden down the economic ladder, especially via the vastly greater sales tax. That would indeed broaden the tax base, but it would place more of the burden on […]

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