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It's budget season for PA's schools, and the news isn't good. More cuts are looming for our public schools.Here's a sampling of the latest news stories:…Continue
Pennsylvania is a national outlier when it comes to following basic budgeting principles — accuracy, fairness, and transparency — that most states use when it comes to public school funding,…Continue
The Education Law Center recently completed an analysis of the Governor's budget proposal that shows his plan to distribute a small restoration of funding cuts weights that restoration heavily toward…Continue
The Education Law Center is interested in learning more about the impact of school nurse layoffs on the lives of public school children, their families, teachers, nurses and health professionals in Philadelphia.
ELC's attorneys are trying to identify issues children are facing and strategies schools may employ to address those issues. Any information provided will be extremely helpful. Please take a minute to complete this survey and be sure to pass the survey link along to others.…Continue
The House Education Committee is hosting a hearing on Wednesday, June 22 to discuss various bills regarding charter schools, school vouchers, and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Each piece of legislation is significant and deals with the fundamental structure of Pennsylvania's public education system. These massive bills are on the verge of being fast-tracked through the legislature without debate or transparency (remember the pay raise?) and instead tucked…Continue
Baruch Kintisch, Director of Policy Advocacy for the Education Law Center, appeared on WHYY's Radio Times Tuesday, June 1 to discuss the state's proposed school budget cuts, the disproportionate number of impoverished schools and communities targeted by the cuts, and the potential impact on student achievement.
Listen to the program here.…Continue
Gov. Tom Corbett's 2011-12 budget proposal cuts Pennsylvania's investment in preK-12 education by $1.18 billion, a 15 percent cut, and is one of the decisions that has earned Gov. Corbett a failing grade on the Education Law Center's Education Budget Scorecard.
Many important education programs are completely eliminated in the Governor's plan, including $259 million in Accountability Grants…