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Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Continues "Schools That Teach" Tour to … – PR Newswire (press release)

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Continues "Schools That Teach" Tour to ...PR Newswire (press release)"Higher education provides students in Pennsylvania with the opportunities they need to succeed in the future, and our community colleges are no exception," Rivera said. "By opening doors to both traditional and non-traditional students alike, these ...and more » Continue reading

New Pennsylvania school funding formula wins panel’s OK – Education Week (subscription)

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNew Pennsylvania school funding formula wins panel's OKEducation Week (subscription)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to ...New Pennsylvania school funding formula wins endorsement of bipartisan panelPittsburgh Post-GazettePanel: Education funding needs to be based on 'equity, fairness'Allentown Morning Callall 123 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania voters want action on education funding, property taxes – LancasterOnline

LancasterOnlinePennsylvania voters want action on education funding, property taxesLancasterOnlinePresident Barack Obama's job approval rating among Pennsylvania voters is 63 percent among Democrats, 30 percent among independents and 6 percent among Republicans. That's reflective of today's “extraordinarily hyperpartisan era,” Madonna said: ...Pennsylvania looks to correct school funding disparitiesEducation Week (subscription)Lawmakers work to correct 25-year school funding disparityKSL.comall 24 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania looks to correct school funding disparities – Education Week (subscription)

Pennsylvania looks to correct school funding disparitiesEducation Week (subscription)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania school districts whose communities are similar economically are supposed to receive about the same amount of money per student from the state. But officials have long complained that isn't happening.and more » Continue reading

What is the purpose of the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission? – Newsworks.org

Newsworks.orgWhat is the purpose of the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission?Newsworks.orgThe commission was created to recommend to the General Assembly a new formula for distributing state funding for basic education to Pennsylvania school districts. It was established by law in June 2014, when former Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation ...and more » Continue reading

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across … – CBS Local

CBS LocalAdvocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across ...CBS Local(CBS) — Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties. Norristown school district superintendent Janet Samuels pointed out that ... Continue reading

Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission delays recommendation for … – The Times Herald

EdSourcePennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission delays recommendation for ...The Times HeraldSchool districts in Pennsylvania must adopt their budgets by June 30, which means district's finance departments usually have to estimate the funding they will receive from the state because they are passing their budgets before the state votes on ...Pennsylvania education funding commission extends report deadlinePittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 14 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania education funding commission extends report deadline – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania education funding commission extends report deadlinePittsburgh Post-GazetteThe state Basic Education Funding Commission, which is charged with developing a fair funding formula for Pennsylvania, needs more time to finish its report. According to the legislative action that created it, the 15-member commission was to have ...and more » Continue reading

Reports put spotlight on Pennsylvania’s education equity – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteReports put spotlight on Pennsylvania's education equityPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe joint report highlighted per-pupil spending in Pennsylvania in 2012-13 as ranging from $8,700 per student to nearly $23,000, which amounts to a difference of $357,000 a year for a class of 25 students. It also said the state pays a smaller share of ...and more » Continue reading

Reports put a spotlight on Pennsylvania’s education equity – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reports put a spotlight on Pennsylvania's education equityPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe joint report highlighted per-pupil spending in Pennsylvania in 2012-13 as ranging from $8,700 per student to nearly $23,000, which amounts to a difference of $357,000 a year for a class of 25 students. It also said the state pays a smaller share of ...and more » Continue reading