Education Advocacy Campaign Field Coordinator—Fair Funding Campaign

Position Summary: A statewide campaign based in Harrisburg and advocating for improved funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools is seeking an experienced State Field Coordinator to start December 15th.  The Field Coordinator will coordinate the community outreach of the campaign’s many … Continued

Report Shows Wide Disparities in Opportunities for PA Kids

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-25/education/report-shows-wide-disparities-in-opportunities-for-pa-kids/a60004-2 October 25, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A new report says greater investment in high-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs would help ensure children’s later school success. (26057/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. … Continued

Stop the Stealth Attack on Public Education in PA

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for defenders of public education in PA. On Wednesday, October 18, mostly along party lines, the PA House passed an amended School Code with significant attacks on public education … Continued

More Smoke and Mirrors on Property Taxes from Harrisburg

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): On November 7, 2017, Pennsylvania voters will find a proposed amendment to the PA Constitution, Joint Resolution 1, on their ballots. It reads: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to … Continued

Court Rules PA Parents Can Challenge State Education Funding

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-02/education/court-rules-pa-parents-can-challenge-state-education-funding/a59639-1 October 2, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The Pennsylvania Constitution requires “the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education.” (stevepb/pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Public … Continued

Tell PA Legislators to Stop Using Standardized Tests as Main Measure of Public Schools

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Pennsylvania has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the emphasis on standardized testing in our children’s public schools. Unfortunately, and predictably, some PA lawmakers are fighting against this. Go to https://actionnetwork.org/letters/pa-lawmakers-stop-using-standardized-test-scores-to-label-public-schools to tell state lawmakers … Continued

Without State Budget, Public Schools Face Cuts of $1 Billion—Tell PA Legislators to Pass a Budget

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Unless our state leaders take action to fund the state budget, our public schools could be facing cuts of nearly $1 billion.  The legislature passed budget this summer but not a revenue … Continued