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Students, families, and education advocates join Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania to host a rally on the Capitol steps to “ring the bells of justice,” and call for equitable funding for Pennsylvania public schools. The rally, which took place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, occurred on the first day of the landmark trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its 500 school districts. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Pennsylvania needs $5.4 billion to bring underfunded schools up to par, commission finds

BY: - January 11, 2024

A proposal to make Pennsylvania's education funding system more equitable would put $5.4 billion more into the system over seven years.

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Opinion: Pa. must adopt clear, sustainable plan to address unconstitutional school funding

BY: - November 30, 2023

By Aaron Chapin Every morning, 1.7 million students wake up and head off to public schools across Pennsylvania, eager to learn and grow in classrooms that are supposed to provide them with a “thorough and efficient system of public education.” That’s what our state constitution guarantees to every student. But in February Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court […]

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Commentary: Gov. Shapiro has a unique opportunity to continue leading on public education

BY: - November 16, 2023

Pennsylvania has an opportunity, as well as a court-ordered mandate, to fix our state’s unconstitutional public education funding system.

Lawmakers look for answers to fix Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional school funding system

BY: - September 17, 2023

Leaders in Pennsylvania school districts, large and small, are forced to make unthinkable decisions as they work within crumbling buildings, triage educational resources and improvise a social safety net, state officials heard this week. Educators, public school advocates, a student and an economist laid bare the depth and breadth of the commonwealth’s school funding shortfall […]