PA House Poised to Ram Through Horrible Charter Bill

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We need your help to stop HB 97. The PA House may vote on this deeply flawed charter school legislation next week, as early as Monday, April 24th. We had hoped that the PA House would work toward charter reform that would protect taxpayers and students and improve PA’s system of public education. Our hopes were misplaced. […]

$100M in Waste and Inefficiency & Segregation by Disability: It’s Time to #FixSpecialEdFunding

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As Pennsylvanians rally to stop Betsy DeVos from becoming Secretary of Education (and Senator Pat Toomey tries his hardest to ignore us), we are working with a coalition of parents, disability rights advocates, faith leaders, and advocacy groups to build public pressure on our state lawmakers to fix an egregious flaw in PA charter law that mandates more than $100 million […]

We have a budget for 2016-2017. What does it mean for schools?

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The 2016-2017 PA budget is now complete. Yesterday a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the PA House and Senate approved a revenue package and Governor Wolf signed it into law. This budget provides an increase of $200 million for K-12 Basic Education Funding, $20 million for special education, and $30 million for early childhood education programs. Although this budget […]