Governor’s Budget Invests More in Early Learning, K-12, and Strong Parenting

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): We’re happy to report that Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 includes substantial investments in early learning, K-12 education and efforts to support strong parenting. See line items related to children’s investments. Below is PPC’s recap … Continued

Hearing Date Set for PA School Funding Suit

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-05/education/hearing-date-set-for-pa-school-funding-suit/a61303-1 February 5, 2018 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The lawsuit challenging the adequacy of Pennsylvania’s public school funding was first filed in 2014. (mromerorta/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawsuit claiming … Continued

Gov. Wolf Urges Expediting School Funding Lawsuit; Republican Leaders Oppose

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Last week Governor Tom Wolf stood with PA public schoolchildren who are being harmed by our state’s current school funding system. He filed a response in PA’s school funding lawsuit urging the court to … Continued

Tell Secretary Purdue: No Rollbacks to Healthy School Meals

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): “Don’t play with our kids.” Michelle Obama’s statement – in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s declaration last year that he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards … Continued

Report Outlines Plan for Free Tuition at PA Colleges

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-24/education/report-outlines-plan-for-free-tuition-at-pa-colleges/a61159-2 January 24, 2018 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Pennsylvania is 47th in per capita investment in higher education. (Kumar Appaiah/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A nonpartisan research group has released a … Continued

Keystone Research and PA Budget and Policy Center Release “PA Promise” Plan to Make College Affordable and Boost PA Economy, Including in Rural Regions

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org) and From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): HARRISBURG — The Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center today released a new report titled “The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and … Continued

Report Shows PA Lagging in Pre-K

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-17/early-childhood-education/report-shows-pa-lagging-in-pre-k/a61056-1 January 17, 2018 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Pennsylvania ranks 18th out of 30 states with publicly funded pre-K. (Floridanana/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Investing in pre-K is investing in a … Continued