WEBINAR TOMORROW: State of the PA Budget & Public School Funding

Tomorrow’s¬†Webinar¬†– The PA State Budget and the Generational Opportunity to Fund Public Education Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9¬†at noon, we will be joined by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier and Education Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Susan Spicka to talk about how state legislators have the opportunity to make a bold investment…

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Join for a quick update on Harrisburg’s plans for public education

From¬†Education Voters of PA, don’t miss out on this opportunity today. Over the next month, PA lawmakers and Governor Wolf will be negotiating a budget that is supposed to be signed into law by June 30th. What happens over the next month could have a profound impact on Pennsylvania’s educational landscape. And lawmakers appear to…

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2021-2022 BASD Budget – Explained

Recently, we posted the approved 2021-2022 BASD General Fund Budget. Below is a follow-up explanation shared with us as well. At the moment, the Bethlehem Area School District is looking at a gap of roughly $7.7 million between revenues and expenses in our 2021-2022 Budget.¬† We expect to cover about half of that amount with…

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PA Schools Work’s Webinar on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget

If You Missed This Week’s PA Schools Work’s Webinar On Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget A link is provided below if you were not able to listen in. If you were not able to join us for our Lunch & Learn webinar this week with¬†Public Citizens for Children¬†and Youth (PCCY) and Education Voters of Pennsylvania¬†about…

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Governor Wolf Proposes Plan to Cut Taxes for Working Class Families, Invest Billions in Education and Workforce Development

With the Governor slated to deliver his annual budget address on Wednesday, Education funding is a huge part of this budget. BASD alone is currently underfunded by roughly $20 million each year (which this would correct). Read the full details here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-proposes-plan-to-cut-taxes-for-working-class-families-invest-billions-in-education-and-workforce-development/

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Fair Funding for Public Education (Presentation)

This presentation is a brief overview of how Basic Education Funding is allocated in Pennsylvania and how little of it goes through the “Fair Funding Formula,” which was enacted in 2016.¬† This negatively impacts most public school students, and the vast majority of Black and Hispanic public school students, across the commonwealth.¬† The Bethlehem Area…

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PA Fair Funding Updates

There is a fair funding workshop for PA teachers who are interested in fair funding advocacy. Topic: Fair Funding Workshop for Teachers Time: Jul 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84321652655?pwd=OXp3Z0tkc3JCcnJqdCtzenIzRlFRUT09 Meeting ID: 843 2165 2655 Password: 6djY2D Education Voters just put out an important report highlighting charter schools‚Äô…

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PSBA Charter Info

Interested in joining the call for charter change? In order to understand why charter schools have such a profound impact on public education funding in Pennsylvania, the first step is to learn more about charter schools and how they work. Check out this great site by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA)¬†¬†pacharterchange.org It helps answer…

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