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Pitt students lobby for more funding for state-related universities

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year would include a 5% increase.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

‘No more excuses’: Pa. Democrats want to use stimulus to fix crumbling schools

The commonwealth is expected to have a $3 billion budget surplus and more than $7 billion available in American Rescue Plan dollars.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

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The $1 billion plan to close the gap between growing and shrinking Pa. school districts

An average shrinking district saw funding increase by $3,200 per student over the past three decades, according to a January report from Public Citizens for Children and Youth, a nonprofit led by a member of former Gov. Ed Rendell’s cabinet.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Rush to dole out billions in coronavirus relief dollars in Pa. could lead to waste, fraud

Many rules around public accountability and transparency remain unwritten, or lack requirements for a detailed accounting of how the money was spent.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Schools relieved as Pa. budget poised to avoid education cuts, for now

The prospect of a cut in five months — during the middle of the school year — is something parents, teachers, and students “shouldn’t be faced with right now."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads