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Pa. Supreme Court to consider school funding challenges

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 13, 2016 4:46 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- Pennsylvania's highest court is about to hear arguments in a case that could revamp how school funding in the commonwealth is divvied up.

The state Supreme Court's session today in Philadelphia includes a lawsuit by several school districts, parents and others that challenges the state's method of funding public education.

A lower court rejected the lawsuit last year, saying school funding was a political decision that should be ironed out by the governor and state lawmakers.

In a brief submitted to the justices last week, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf noted a negotiated funding formula for public schools was enacted on June 1.

He also says public school funding has risen in both of his first two state budgets.

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