EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Citizens for Fair School Funding www.SupportEquityFirst.org Media Contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org @EquityFirstOrg  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2018 EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS  The Brutal-Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding 14 Districts Underfunded by $3,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education Funding 53 Districts Underfunded by $1,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education Funding While 265 Districts Overfunded by $1,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education 90 ...

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Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year

For Immediate Release: Contact: Rebecca Kann 717.975.7430 Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year  Group Pushing  2018 #CivilFundingWar Battle Plan to End School Funding Discrimination (Harrisburg, PA) – March 13, 2018 – Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding recently declared #CivilFundingWar on Pennsylvania school funding and shared its 2018 battle plan. The group is recruiting Pennsylvania volunteers for 6-month enlistme...

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Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria Named Managing Director, Equity First

For Immediate Release: ontact: Rebecca Kann Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com 717.975.7430 Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria Named Managing Director, Equity First (Harrisburg, PA) – March 8, 2018 – The Citizens for Fair School Funding (“Equity First”) is pleased to announce Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria has been named Managing Director of Equity First! Shelly is an artist, lifelong community crusader and former legislative staff member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “I’ve had the honor of knowing Shelly her whole life and she’s been fighting against ...

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Join the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the #CivilFundingWar

As a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the #CivilFundingWar, here’s what volunteers need to do to help: Share the information with friends, neighbors and coworkers. That means forward emails to them and pass along any literature you pick up from our meetings. Invite 10 people to attend upcoming meetings. Upcoming meeting dates: March 22, April 16 and April 30, 2018 – all at 5:30 p.m. in Harrisburg at St. Paul's Episcopalian Church. Attend the upcoming meetings. RSVP on our Facebook Page, or just show up. Join our mailing list by clicking here. Like us on ...

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DECLARATION OF #CIVILFUNDINGWAR

Citizens for Fair School Funding “Equity First” Media Contact: Equity First 717.975.7430 Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018   DECLARATION OF #CIVILFUNDINGWAR Harrisburg School District is Underfunded by $31.77 Million Every Year in Basic and Special Education Funding (Harrisburg, PA) – March 1, 2018 – The Citizens for Fair School Funding declared funding war on Pennsylvania school funding and shared its 2018 battle plan at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Harrisburg with a large group of community ...

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The Fight to End White Supremacist Funding Schemes In Pennsylvania Government

Citizens for Fair School Funding #EquityFirst #CivilFundingWar Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2018 The Fight to End White Supremacist Funding Schemes In Pennsylvania Government White School Districts Supremely Benefit from 30-Year Plan to Delay Fair School Funding 99 School Districts Get 2 Times Their Fair Funding Allocation and Keep Getting More  (Harrisburg, PA) – January 24, 2018 – A week after MLKJ Day 2018, Pennsylvania continues to fund school districts through ...

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Civil Funding War

Civil Funding War $700 Billion Economy and $160 Billion a Year in Government Funding  BUT Pennsylvania Still Knowingly-Underfunds its Poorest Boys and Girls “It’s Going to Take a Non-Violent Civil Funding War to Fix This” (Harrisburg, PA) – This situation is terribly wrong and it’s time to fix it.  For decades Pennsylvania has purposely and knowingly-underfunded our most vulnerable children in mostly minority school districts in broad daylight.   Despite wide-knowledge of this situation, the last three (3) state budgets have done little to fix ...

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Racist Zip Codes

Citizens for Fair School Funding #EquityFirst Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2018 Racist Zip Codes  13 Pennsylvania School Districts Receive Less Than 50% of their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding  while 99 School Districts Receive TWICE their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding (Harrisburg, PA) – January 2, 2018 – For 2018, we wish the NFL Steelers and Eagles would take a knee to end racial discrimination in Basic and Special Education Funding in Pennsyl...

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Erie Times-News: State Legislature OKs recurring funding for Erie schools

By Ed Palattella Original Article House votes Tuesday to make $14 million in additional aid permanent for Erie School District. Senate voted in favor of the measure on Monday. The Erie School District’s long fight for additional state funding has ended with a stunning political win in Harrisburg that will shape the 11,500-student public school system in the years ahead. With a vote from the state House on Tuesday evening, the Legislature approved $14 million in recurring funding for the Erie School District, a long-desired financial boost that the district said ...

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Keystone Crossroads: Fair funding advocates decry Pa. leaders for playing politics with specialty school money

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 BY KEVIN MCCORRY For years in Pennsylvania, school funding coming from state government was criticized as being irrational, unpredictable, and too-tied to backroom politics. That's a large part of why many celebrated last year when the state adopted a new student-weighted school funding formula built entirely on objective data. But there are still times when lawmakers throw that objectivity out the window. Take for instance the $23 million lawmakers agreed to funnel into what they call a "educational access program" in this year's ...

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