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Fair funding advocates decry Pa. leaders for playing politics with specialty school money

Newsworks: Fair funding advocates decry Pa. leaders for playing politics with specialty school money.

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Erie schools funding at risk in budget twist

Erie Times-News: As the General Assembly reconvenes on Monday, the Erie School District will be among those groups focused on the outcome of the long-delayed state budget talks.

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Area school districts not feeling state budget strain –– yet

Bradford Era: Area school districts not feeling state budget strain –– yet.

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Titusville Area School District adopts budget with tax hike

Titusville Herald: 2.9 percent increase for Crawford County, a 1.7 percent increase for Venango County, and a 2.7 percent increase for Warren County residents.

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Report: Lack of Rural School District Spending Impacts PSSA Results

Explore Venango: Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children’s Report, “Spending Impact on Student Achievement: A Rural Perspective,” shows when rural school districts spend below the amount needed to educate students – or their adequacy target – that under spending is a direct result of inadequate state support and negatively impacts student achievement.

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Without funding, more districts will face Erie’s plight: William A. Nichols

GoErie: As the state share falls, the gap between rich and poor districts widens. School districts in rural areas, or without wealthy tax bases, are not able to raise the same amount of revenue as wealthy areas. As a result, schools and students suffer.

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Insider: Education Funding

Erie News Now: Education funding.

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Erie schools get help from Harrisburg

GoErie.com: Erie schools get help from Harrisburg.

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Erie-area school officials call on Harrisburg to fix education spending

GoErie: Superintendents from Girard, Corry, Conneaut and Iroquois highlight the challenges their school districts face in advance of Gov. Tom Wolf’s next budget address.

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Despite ongoing budget issues, area schools don’t want sports to be cut

Beaver County Times: Despite ongoing budget issues, area schools don’t want sports to be cut.

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