Money Matters: How increased supports improve education

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Money Matters. The reality is that money matters. Targeted funding directed at instructional practices that are supported by evidence can have dramatic impacts. Money impacts class size, which matters, especially in the early grades. Giving teachers smaller “caseloads” means more individual attention for students, more tailored lesson plans, more specific feedback to students, and more in-depth […]

FAQ about the new 2014-15 PSSA results

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Frequently Asked Questions about the new 2014-2015 PSSA results Over the summer of 2015, the PSSA results from the 2014-15 school year were released with scores that are significantly different than the previous year. Read about the changes. PSSA FAQs PSSA scores dropped statewide. What happened? In March of 2014, as part of a nationwide movement […]

Further analysis of proposal to convert 100% of York City Schools to charter schools needed

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The York City School Board is considering a proposal to convert 100% of York City schools to charter schools. This is an extremely large scale and risky proposal that leaves the York City School District children and taxpayers at risk and the process is taking place in an alarmingly short timeframe. The school board received proposals […]

Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law MUST Be Reformed

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For a downloadable pdf of this brief, please click here: fixing_pa_charter_law_brief_dec_2014.pdf For a summary on what was wrong with last year’s proposal (and what to watch for in the future) click here:sb_1085_1_pager_final_afterward.pdf Funding Pennsylvania must change the current system for funding charter schools that takes resources from one group of children and gives them to another […]