Press Releases

Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:32 AM

A group of school district superintendents from across western Pennsylvania is urging state lawmakers to increase state funding for basic education.
WTAE Channel 4, May 31, 2017
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Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:31 AM

Area school district superintendents, other administrators and school board members had a clear message for Harrisburg Wednesday during a roundtable discussion and news conference at the Centennial School District administration building in Warminster.
Bucks County Courier Times, May 31, 2017
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:45 AM

Congress is making momentous decisions that could fundamentally reshape U.S. health care with a serious negative impact on our most vulnerable children. 
LehighValleyLive.com, May 30, 2017
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:38 AM

At some school districts across the region, transportation is costing more than the state average of $820 per student.  The Center For Rural Pennsylvania recently released information on school district transportation expenditures per student from 2015-16, pulling data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Bradford Era, May 27, 2017
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:29 AM

A recent report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children found that students in rural school districts that aren't receiving funding from the state that meet the district's "adequacy targets" often have lower tests scores than students in districts that do get adequate funding.
WITF, May 31, 2017
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:24 AM

North Penn SD (Bucks Co.) officials are speaking out against a bill in the state legislature they say could cost the district millions, even after a recent revision.
Lansdale Reporter, May 26, 2017
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:22 AM

A bipartisan group of legislative leaders has been working on a major proposal to change how state employee pensions are structured.
WHYY Newsworks, May 27, 2017
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:22 AM

While the legislation may be greeted with applause by homeowners who have been subjected to such appeals, critics say it may actually end up working against them — and could have costly consequences for taxing bodies as well.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2017
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Friday, May 26, 2017 8:46 AM

Editorial: State's response to lunch shaming is welcomed, long overdue
Legislation aimed at curbing lunch shaming is gaining ground across the country. New Mexico is the first state to institute a ban on lunch shaming, called by many a form of cruel and unusual punishment against students. Texas and California also are drafting anti-shaming legislation.
Scranton Times-Tribune, May 25, 2016
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Friday, May 26, 2017 8:45 AM

Your May 23 editorial on school fund balances leaves out some critical details. The editorial criticizes the $4.4 billion in reserve for fiscal year 2015-16, citing that it is up $1 billion over five years. However, it fails to mention that in that same time period, pension costs increased 337 percent, rising $521 million in 2015-16 to $2.8 billion. 
Bucks County Courier Times, May 26, 2017
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