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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:12 PM

There's still time to register for the PA Educational Leadership Summit, 7/24-7/26, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. Click here to register.

 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:20 AM

A survey of Pennsylvania superintendents and school business officials offers a bleak portrait of the state of education in the commonwealth.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks Keystone Crossroads, June 6, 2016.

 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:19 AM

Several local school districts soon will get the state money they’re owed for past school construction, but Pennsylvania still needs billions of dollars to upgrade schools statewide, two senators said Friday.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, June 4, 2016.


 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:57 AM

Pennsylvania high schools and middle schools will be held to the same anti-hazing law that governs colleges once a law signed by Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday takes effect next month.
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Source: York Dispatch, June 3, 2016.

 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:37 AM

Pennsylvania has a new funding formula for basic education that will more fairly distribute money to school districts based on their unique needs. The new formula figures out how the state will divide $5.5 billion in basic education funding each year, using factors such as the number of students in poverty, the district's wealth and ability to raise revenue, and the number of students who speak English or attend charter schools. Senate Education Committee Chairs, Lloyd Smucker and Andy Dinniman, will be guests on PCN to discuss the new formula and how it will work with the budget. Call 1-877-PA6-5001 with your questions.

https://pcntv.com/2016/06/06/education-funding-live-tuesday-at-7-pm-with-sen-lloyd-smucker-and-sen-andy-dinniman/


 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:33 AM

HARRISBURG (JUNE 3, 2016) – The Campaign for Fair Education Funding today applauded Governor Wolf for signing into law a fair funding formula for basic education sent to him by the General Assembly, a demonstration of  bipartisanship and acknowledgment of the need to more equitably distribute school funding.

"The formula is an important first step toward getting all Pennsylvania students what they need in the classroom," said Campaign spokesman Charlie Lyons. "The next step is to make sure it’s properly funded."

He noted that Pennsylvania is ranked 46th in the country for its share of education funding – contributing only 36 percent, among the lowest in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In addition, data from the National Center for Education Statistics show Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between wealthy and poor districts of any state in the country, and per-pupil spending in Pennsylvania's poorest districts is 33 percent less than in the wealthiest districts.

"The Campaign wants to see all new education funding driven out through the new formula, including significant annual education funding increases over the next several years," Lyons said. "This is the most reasonable way to bring all public schools to a funding level that will give all students, no matter where they live, a fair shot at academic success."

The formula signed into law was unanimously approved last year by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission and overwhelmingly passed by the General Assembly to help Pennsylvania begin the transition to fair and predictable funding.

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding is a statewide non-partisan effort made up of more than 50 organizations that, collectively, represent Pennsylvanians from every corner of the state: teachers and school administrators; representatives of charter schools and traditional public schools; urban and rural interests; business and organized labor; faith-based groups; and community groups.

Learn more at www.fairfundingpa.org.

 

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:00 AM

This Wednesday, June 1, marked the start of the official, 30-day countdown to pass a new state budget. But before state lawmakers catapult a spending plan onto Gov. Tom Wolf's desk sometime before midnight on June 30, the two sides have to reach agreement on two, very important numbers.
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Source: PennLive.com, June 1, 2016.

 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:00 AM

Two months after the Legislature and the Wolf administration resolved the 2016 budget after a nine-month impasse, the damage from that delay mounts.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, June 1, 2016.

 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:57 AM

One of the newest education policy disputes in Washington is beginning to mix with one of its oldest. Discussions about inequitable resources between well-resourced schools and their poorer counterparts overlap with fresh calls to address the growing share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
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Source: Education Week, June 2, 2016.

 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:44 AM

High school graduation rates have been on the rise, but one national drop-out prevention organization is pushing to improve it further.  They want the graduation rate framed as an economic issue. 
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Source: WITF, Radio Pennsylvania, May 28, 2016.

 
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