Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

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The group is slated to highlight problems schools face due to state funding cuts and the absence of a "rational" education funding formula as they call on lawmakers to make the issue their top priority in the fall legislative session, organizers said. Assistant Superintendent Diane Holben gave the school board and the community a summation of what this means and its implications to the school district Sept.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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The affidavit says these were all purchased at Trombetta’s direction by officers in Avanti, the for-profit consultant group founded by Trombetta. WHYY Newsworks By Dave Davies September 19, 2013 The Pennsylvania Legislature returns to session next week. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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310 The issue for the future is whether a small number of very wealthy entrepreneurs, corporations, and individuals will be able to purchase educational policy in this nation, either by funding candidates for local and state school boards, for state legislatures, for governor, and for Congress or by using foundation “gifts” to advance privatization of public education. Once an assistant education secretary in the administration of president George H.W.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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Recent state budgets have failed to provide any funding to charter school reimbursements, educational assistance and school improvement grants. 23 percent of school districts plan to delay purchasing textbooks. link] Bill would tweak executive session rules By Brad Hundt Editorial Page Editor bhundt@observer-reporter.com Sep 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm State Rep. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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