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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 it will use to eliminate its short- and long-term deficits, launch new programs ...

David Parker – My Turn: Our students deserve fairly funded schools

  Published August 17, 2017 in the Pocono Record This past December marked the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks got to ride on the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. We’ve made a lot of progress on civil rights across this great country since Dec. 21, 1956; but for some reason, in August 2017, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we are still treating African-Americans and other people of color like second-class citizens when it comes to education funding. In 2014, our legislature recognized that Pennsylvania distributes education funding unfairly and established a Basic Education Funding Commission to design a better, ...

EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2017 LIST OF CRUSHED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2017 LIST OF CRUSHED SCHOOL DISTRICTS The Brutal Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding 13 Districts Get Less Than 50% Recommended Level of BASIC Education Funding 34 Districts Get Less Than 50% Recommended Level of SPECIAL Education Funding While 99 Districts Receive TWICE, 2X, Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding Incredibly, 15 Districts Get 300% MORE than their Recommended Basic Ed Funding No End of Sight as Already Over-Funded Districts Keep Getting MORE (Harrisburg, PA) –  On the eve of the deliberately-worst school funding budget of the century, Equity First has released its 2017 List ...