Issues: Education


The 2019-20 Enacted Budget: How Did Education Fare?

While this 2018-19 budget increase moves us in the right direction with increased funding for education, it still does...

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Low Teacher Pay Shortchanges Teachers—and Students—in Pennsylvania

We wanted to highlight the Economic Policy Institute’s new analysis on the teacher pay gap and explain why it should encourage...

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Teacher Weekly Wage Penalty Reached a Record High in 2018

We wanted to share the Economic Policy Institute’s new analysis on the teacher pay gap and explain why it should encourage...

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Senate Appropriations Committee: Part I of an Education Budget Preview

The Senate Appropriations Committee met on March 30 to discuss the proposed 2015-16 education budget with Acting Education Secretary...

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The State of School Funding Inequality in PA

The Education Trust, an independent national education policy organization, recently released a report on the nation’s growing funding inequalities...

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Penn Brief on PA School Funding Policy: Three Things You Need to Know

Last November, the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) released a policy brief on how...

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Pennsylvania Ranks Worst in Education Funding Inequality

The Washington Post ran a story on March 12 about unequal education funding between the haves and have-nots in...

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Gov. Wolf’s Cyber Charter Reform Plan Would Help Public School Students

Governor Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 state budget, unveiled last week, proposes to reform cyber charter school funding so that it...

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Do Standardized Tests Measure Up?

The House Committee on Education is considering two bills that could change how student performance is measured in public...

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Racial and Class Segregation Worsen in PA Public Schools

A report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project shows that racial and economic class segregation continue to worsen in Pennsylvania’s...

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