Know Your School Board Candidates – Emily Root Schenkel

Emily Root Schenkel’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. Emily Root Schenkel.  I am currently serving my first term…

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The verdict is in: Public school students WIN!!!

From the good people at Education Voters In a historic victory for students, on February 7, 2023, Commonwealth Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s current school funding system is unconstitutional. The judge issued a clear directive: “All witnesses agree that every child can learn. It is now the obligation of the Legislature, Executive Branch, and educators, to…

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Time to Invest in PA Public Schools

ACTION ITEM: TIME TO INVEST IN PA PUBLIC SCHOOLS! Every child, regardless of where they live, has a right to good education. Now is the time to reimagine Pennsylvania’s public education system so every student has what they need to reach their full potential, but the new governor and our legislators need to hear from…

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THIS is the school voucher conversation we need in Harrisburg

From our friends at Education Voters of Pennsylvania   Since 2001, Pennsylvania has spent more than $2 billion on school vouchers for private and religious schools through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) voucher programs. By any standards, $2 billion is a lot of money. One would imagine that…

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  Do You Know Where Candidates Stand On Issues Affecting Kids?

Do You Know Where Candidates Stand On Issues Affecting Kids? This year, the Children First Action Fund and the Child Care Voter project will be hosting a series of Candidate Conversations with local candidates in your area and asking them about the key issues affecting Pennsylvania’s children. Before you head to the voting booth (or vote by mail), be…

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PA Budget – Great News for Public Schools!

A huge thank you for everyone’s hard work – it paid off today when Governor Wolf signed the 2022-2023 budget that includes a $525 million increase in Basic Education Funding (allocated using the Fair Funding Formula) and a $225 million increase for Level Up.  These two increases will mean more than $59 million in new state…

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