Press Releases

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:23 AM

Please send this important message to your lawmakers in support of fair funding for all students. It takes two minutes.

Students from across Pennsylvania continue to miss out on the opportunity to receive an education that prepares them to successfully compete in the world beyond high school. In the last six years, academic and extracurricular programs have been slashed, classroom sizes have ballooned, and the number of teachers and support staff have been greatly reduced.

Continued underfunding and inequitable distribution of state education dollars will drive business investment and talent away from Pennsylvania, so it’s time to fix the problem and reverse the damage. Keep in mind: 

· PA has the largest funding gap between wealthy and poor schools of any state in the country!

 

· Schools are excessively dependent on local wealth for funding. In fact, PA’s contribution to education funding is only 36%, among the lowest in the U.S.

 

· Local revenues count for 56% of school funding in PA, which contributes to the extreme inequities and tax burdens for the middle class and poor. 

The state’s school funding crisis is not over even though the 2015-16 budget has become law. The state needs to do more than provide just enough funding to keep the doors open, lights on and allow students to complete the academic year. 

Pennsylvania must fairly direct sufficient resources so that all students – no matter where they live – can succeed in school and meet the state’s academic standards. 

If the state continues to limit funding increases to the level approved in this year’s budget, infants in their cribs today will have graduated from high school by the time Pennsylvania achieves a fully-funded and fair public school funding system! 

Please work together to permanently adopt the fair school funding formula recommended by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC), pass an on-time budget for 2016-17 that increases funding for public schools by at least $400 million, and find the revenues needed to support investments in Pennsylvania’s students that will pay dividends for all Pennsylvanians in the years to come.


Save the Date:  Rally for Fair Education Funding

On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

WHO:  The Campaign for Fair Education Funding
WHAT:  Rally for Fair Education Funding
WHERE:  The state Capitol, Harrisburg
WHEN:  Monday, May 2 (12:30 p.m. press conference in the Main Rotunda)
WHY:  There is no more pressing issue facing lawmakers than fixing Pennsylvania's broken public school funding system

Want to join us? Fill out this form and someone from the Campaign will be in touch with you!


Please Share

Here is the Campaign's most recent infographic. Please share and don't forget to use the Campaign's hashtag for every tweet and retweet: #FairFundingPA

 
Friday, April 15, 2016 11:25 AM

A week after Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to hand out hundreds of millions of dollars in Pennsylvania education money, legislators, including some in his own party, passed a bill that would effectively quash his efforts.
Click here for full article.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:44 AM

The House and Senate sent a clear message to Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday that his way of distributing $150 million in new basic education funding in the 2015-16 state budget using a formula his administration invented is not going to fly with them.

Click here for full article.
Source: PennLive.com, April 13, 2016
.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:42 AM

In the wake of last year's protracted budget impasse, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are considering the virtues of a two-year budget cycle.

Click here for full article.
Source: PennLive.com, April 13, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:28 AM

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a scathing report damning the state charter law Tuesday, and he blamed many of the SD of Philadelphia's fiscal woes on state lawmakers who have not revised the nearly 20-year-old measure.

Click here for full article. 
Source: WHYY Newsworks, April 12, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:43 AM

Join NAESP and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE) for a joint webinar, "The Nuts and Bolts of ESSA: What Principals Need to Know to Support High Quality Early Childhood Education and Leadership," on April 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT.

Register Now!

The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) recently signed into law provides an unprecedented opportunity to support high quality early childhood education and educators working in Pre-K-3, particularly with alignment of standards, curriculum and instruction. The law also acknowledges the important role of principal leadership in early childhood education and joint efforts across early learning settings and school-based contexts to address the needs of young children. 

This Webinar presentation will identify specific areas of the new law that directly support early childhood education, and explore how states and districts can provide programmatic opportunities, including professional learning, to help facilitate collaborative efforts between principals, teachers, early childhood educators and related practitioners. 

Panelists: Andrea Brinnel, Connecticut Office of Early Learning and NAECS-SDE Leadership Committee; Kelly Pollitt, Chief Strategist, Policy and Alliances,NAESP.

 

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:10 AM

The election for Regional Representatives on the Pennsylvania Principals Association Board of Directors ended on Monday, April 11, 2016. Vote-Now has certified the results and forwarded them to the association. We congratulate the following individuals who were successful in their bid for a three-year term as a regional representative. We acknowledge and appreciate their past service and look forward to their continued support and engagement with the PA Principals Association. On behalf of all of our members, let me thank you for your service and congratulate you on being elected to another term. --Paul M. Healey, Ph.D., Executive Director

East II Elementary – Philip Giaquinto

East III Secondary – Jonathan Bauer

Central I Elementary – James Orichosky

Central III Secondary – Dr. David Crumrine

West III  Elementary – Heather Bigney

West III Secondary – Dr. Zeb Jansante

West IV Elementary – Dr. Nina Sacco

West IV Secondary – Dr. Shemeca Crenshaw

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:07 AM

After campaigning to restore the education cuts made by his predecessor and engaging in a futile nine month budgetary stalemate with the Republican-controlled legislature, Gov. Tom is now supporting an education funding formula that could cost the Lebanon SD $850,000 this year.
Click here for full article.
Source: Lebanon Daily News, April 11, 2016.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:47 AM

Taxpayers in Monroe and Northampton counties are painfully familiar with the effects of unfair and inequitable state education funding.
Click here for full article.

Source: Express-Times, April 11, 2016.


 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:43 AM

Legislation to encourage public schools to post the national motto, "In God We Trust," inside their buildings is once again on the move in the state House.
Click here for full article.
Source: PennLive.com, April 11, 2016.

 
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 Next
 
P.O. Box 39, 122 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093 Phone: (717) 732-4999 Fax: (717) 732-4890
Subscribe