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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Pennsylvania on Thursday joined 44 states and the District of Columbia in adopting regulations grounded in the Common Core State Standards, a framework developed by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. The state Board of Education approved a set of regulations that included these Pennsylvania Core Standards with a 13-4 vote. The Delaware River Port Authority lost $56 million and was stuck with another $248 million of red ink on its books.

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