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Concerns About School Funding as PA Budget Deadline Nears

Public News Service: Education advocates in Pennsylvania are concerned that a proposed increase in school funding may be in jeopardy. The budget is due June 30, and the state is facing a $2 billion to $3 billion budget gap.

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Rumor of $100M cut in Pennsylvania’s education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Times Herald: Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Pottstown Mercury: Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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Ed Albert and Joan Benso | Inadequate state support hampering education

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Insufficient school funding is not just an urban or suburban problem; it is a state problem. That is the main takeaway from a report on rural schools recently released by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

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Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Daily Times: Worried by rumors that the state Legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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State budget process, mandated costs bedevil Pennsylvania schools

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: It’s the same problem, year after year: School districts across the state must adopt budgets for the upcoming school year before knowing how much money they’ll receive in state funding.

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Philadelphia elementary school students visit the state capitol to press for fair education funding

The Notebook: Philadelphia elementary school students visit the state capitol to press for fair education funding.

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Kindergarten reading levels dramatically increase in Bethlehem

Allentown Morning Call: Two years into universal full-day kindergarten in the Bethlehem Area School District, nearly 90 percent of kindergarten students are reading on grade level.

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Area school districts fighting uphill battle

Delaware County Daily Times: Area school districts fighting uphill battle.

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Notebook honors student journalists and lawyers working for fair education funding

The Notebook: Notebook honors student journalists and lawyers working for fair education funding.

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