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For PA School Districts, the Rich Get Richer & the Poor Get Poorer

According to an Associated Press analysis, the gap between the haves and have-nots in public schools grew much worse...

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Pennsylvania Ranked 3rd Worst in Student Debt

Yesterday, the Washington Post reported on the toll student debt is taking on students on a state-by-state level.  Not...

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State Sued Over School Funding

Six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania NAACP, and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools filed suit...

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Educational Tax Credits: Increasing Public Funding of Private Schools at the Expense of Public Schools

In the last few days of the legislative session, state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would expand and...

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A Funny Thing Happened to our Data on the Way to Philadelphia

If you have been following this gubernatorial election, or just watching television, you might have noticed that the Wolf...

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The Real-Life Impact of Undermining Public Schools: A Philadelphia Inquirer Profile

A profile of a teacher in this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer brings to life the real-life consequences, for teachers and...

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Senate Bill 76: A School Defunding Formula Bill?

The Senate Finance Committee did not take up Senate Bill 76 this week, a positive sign. The committee held...

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Education Is the New Black

A new poll out confirms the public’s support for more education funding and a new education funding formula. The...

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Video: Don’t Let Property Tax Plan Derail PA Schools

The future of Pennsylvania schools—and the quality of education every child receives—is at stake in a property tax proposal...

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Pa. House Budget Locks in Most of the School Funding Cuts

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is out with a new policy brief setting the record straight on some recent...

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Developing Story: Bank Swaps and Philadelphia

As Sharon Ward wrote yesterday, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center put out a new report documenting the millions...

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Don’t Know Much About History …

Last week, we released a report at the Keystone Research Center that has me humming an old Sam Cooke...

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