Press Releases

Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:50 AM

To more fairly compare the amount of state aid for basic education each district would receive under the governor’s 2019-20 proposal to this year’s funding, PennLive combined the basic education and block grant funding each district received this year in this searchable database to arrive at the percentage difference.
PennLive, Feb. 6, 2019
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:28 PM

In terms of education dollars, the first budget of Gov. Tom Wolf’s second term isn’t as ambitious as the one he proposed four years ago. But it does keep education policy at the forefront, with proposals that would set a statewide minimum teacher salary of $45,000; lower the mandatory education age from 8 to 6; and shift more money to programs that help children before kindergarten.
WHYY, Feb. 5, 2019
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:27 PM

Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2019-20 budget year that starts July 1.
Associated Press, Feb. 5, 2019
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:23 PM

PA Schools Work, a non-partisan coalition of organizations representing urban, suburban and rural communities, of which the PA Principals Association is a member, called Governor Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal a good launching point. PA Schools leaders called on its statewide legion of supporters to encourage their local legislators to prioritize public education funding, citing underfunded schools across the state.

PA Schools Work's 22 Partner Organizations issued the following statement regarding the 2019-20 PA Budget Proposal:

Click Here for the proposal and the full press release.

 

 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:30 AM

Fears of brain injuries has deterred many parents and their children from choosing to play football.   After years of publicity about how dangerous football can be, football enrollment has declined 6.6 percent in the past decade.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:28 AM

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:11 AM

Public school advocates are asking Wolf for a $400 million increase on the roughly $6.1 billion the state sends to school districts for general instruction and operations costs. The past two years he's sought $100 million apiece.
Associated Press, Feb. 5, 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019 12:40 PM

Since its founding in 1993 with 30 students in a Swissvale home, Imani Christian Academy has provided a faith-based education to underprivileged students in grades K through 12. Imani students have come from the adjacent East Hills housing complex and nearby low-income neighborhoods.

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Monday, February 4, 2019 9:57 AM

School leaders say the benefits of starting high school and middle school 25 minutes later — such as teens who are more alert in class and aren’t driving drowsy to school — are so obvious they wonder why it’s taken this long for the idea to catch on.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 3, 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019 9:56 AM

Educators, district officials, students and community members from across the county and surrounding region came out Saturday morning through freezing conditions to learn advocacy techniques for increasing state education funding subject to the fair funding formula adopted by the state legislature in 2016.
Delaware County Daily Times, Feb. 3, 2019
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