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Cuts and Consolidation on Table in pennsylvania Budget

... any savings will be achieved.   The legislature is also battling over the education budget. pennsylvania had been on track to increase funding annually as they implement a new finance formula. But budget shortfalls have prompted proposals to fill cuts with stimulus funds. The state senate’s budget would also roll state spending on education back to 2006 levels and undo progress toward implementation of a new state funding plan as a way to cut funding overall. That prompted a letter...
Date: 2009-07-18

Gross Disparity: Some Poor pennsylvania Students Get Much More Title I Funding Than Others

...ildren Left Behind: How Title I Weighted Grant Formulas Favor the Few at the Expense of the Many in pennsylvania,” explains how the Title I formulas work and demonstrates their effects on high poverty districts in pennsylvania.   pennsylvania is typical of how changes to the formulas implemented with No Child Left Behind have re-directed Title I funding away from high poverty smaller districts to larger districts, some with lower poverty rates.   The two formulas, the Targete...
Date: 2009-05-05

Hold-Harmless Clause Spurs pennsylvania Legislators' Planned School Finance Lawsuit

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. pennsylvania State Representatives Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), Joe Emrick (R-Monroe), and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) announced earlier this month that they plan to challenge the constitutionality of the school funding formula. All three hail from fast-growing regions of the state and claim that their school districts have been shortchanged as a result of the formula’s “hold harmless&rdquo...
Date: 2012-04-28

pennsylvania Districts Making Big Cuts

...nt at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A new study from the pennsylvania School Funding Campaign sums up the grim financial forecast for school districts in the state. According to “Student Achievement Gains at Risk,” school districts lost $343 million in local revenues this past school year and face continued losses in the three to five year period ahead. The state’s share of school funding in pennsylvania is low at about 36%. The effec...
Date: 2010-06-25

pennsylvania Lawsuit Raises New Issues

...Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A pennsylvania district has brought a rather unusual, but potentially far-reaching, school finance lawsuit in federal court. The 6,600-student Chester-Upland district, which owes some $30 million dollars, is charging that the state mismanaged the district between 1994 and 2010 when the district was under state control and that the state is failing its constitutional mandate to provide a thorough and...
Date: 2012-07-27

pennsylvania School Funding Formula Report

... View PDF (198 KB)   pennsylvania has enacted substantial changes in its school funding formula, including a factor that adjusts a district's state aid based on estimates of the relative cost of hiring teachers in that particular district compared to the cost of hiring equally qualified teachers in other districts. This "location cost metric" (LCM) takes into accoun...
Date: 2009-03-02

Proposed pennsylvania Legislation to Revise Charter School Funding Dies

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. pennsylvania legislators were unable to agree on how to improve the troubled charter school system in the state before adjourning for the election. The state’s charter funding system has received growing national attention, in part due to ongoing struggles and a lawsuit by the Chester-Upland District, where funding for regular schools has been drastically reduced. See previous RSFN coverage ...
Date: 2012-10-29

2008 Annenberg College Scholarships Awarded

... a mentor during her period as a Leonore Annenberg Scholar. Chevon will enroll at the University of pennsylvania in fall 2009. Two other students also received recognition for their achievements. Jaime Perez, a graduate ofTillamook High School in Tillamook, Oregon and Deborah Walnicki, a graduate of the Cabot School in Cabot, Vermont will receive a one-time $5,000 award to be used toward tuition, fees and/or books during their freshman year at an accredited college or university of their choice...
Date: 2008-05-29

2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...ine Southern Perspective of the American Civil War: Historic Sites in Virginia, West Virginia, and pennsylvania Through this fellowship Beth explored Civil War history in multiple locations in Virginia and in Gettsyburg, pennsylvania -- visiting historical locations and battlefields that southerners lived and died on for their cause. Beth brought back to her students classroom materials, pictures, videos, information, artifacts, and her personal experience and stories from visiting, studying a...
Date: 2009-04-03

2013 Rural Recipients of Grants from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children

...p, and School Funds — administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of pennsylvania. Gail Levin is Director of the Funds. “These and other grants from the School Fund reflect the late philanthropist Leonore Annenberg’s desire to add value to the school experience of each child,” Levin explains. “The School Fund provides up to 15 awards each year to U.S. elementary schools with the highest concentration of poor children and a specific project d...
Date: 2013-05-30

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Violence Begets Violence: Revenge, Copycatting, Triggers, and Threads

...ht and injured 52 children plus several adults. In 2000, a 55-year-old man walked into a Red Lion, pennsylvania elementary school with a machete and slashed 13 children and teachers. A few weeks later, a 32-year-old man carried a machete onto the playground of an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska and slashed at children, injuring four. In some cases, the connections between incidents were less obvious, but nonetheless powerful. In 2006, a 32-year-old pennsylvania truck driver began to ass...
Date: 2013-03-27

RSFN Special Series:Financing Rural Schools: Characteristics of Strong Rural School Finance Systems

...or advocacy. For more discussion of COL adjustments, read the Rural Trust report on the effects of pennsylvania’s “location cost metric” here. For more information on the impact of adjusting teacher salaries to other salary averages, see “Options for Fixing Title I Inequities: Tying Allocations to Average Local Salaries Makes Things Worse.” Read more from the July 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-07-23

ACE Act Would Ease Title I Inequities

...July 13 a bi-partisan group of U.S. Representatives, led by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-pennsylvania), announced their sponsorship of the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act (HR 2485). ACE would alter the current law by lowering the weights used to artificially inflate the eligible student count in larger districts. Emphasis would instead be on providing more Title I funding for children attending schools where poverty, and its effects on educational opportunity, is most concentrated, w...
Date: 2011-07-29

Aeronautics in the Future for 2013 Rural Leonore Annenberg Scholarship Winner

...llowship, and School Funds, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Institute at the University of pennsylvania. She explains that the four-year, all-expense scholarship is awarded to “high school juniors of uncommon intelligence, empathy, and drive who overcome challenging circumstances and demonstrate exceptional character and academic achievement. Beginning in 2008, five Leonore Annenberg Scholars have been selected each year from urban and rural America." The Rural Trust, an edu...
Date: 2013-05-30

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

...uck” McKeon, California Judy Biggert, Illinois Todd Russell Platts, pennsylvania Joe Wilson, South Carolina Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Duncan D. Hunter, California David P. Roe, Tennessee Glenn Thompson, pennsylvania Tim Walberg, Michigan Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Richard Hanna, New York Todd Rokita, Indian...
Date: 2011-11-29