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Level-Up funding is being held up despite the budget being passed. Here’s why.

The $100 million program aimed to supplement funding for 100 of the poorest schools in the Commonwealth has yet to receive its annual backing.
By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

Pa. Auditor General DeFoor responds to school district audit criticism

The audit of a dozen districts released this week has drawn the ire of school business experts.
By Sam Dunklau

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Pennsylvania schools to get $4.9B in federal pandemic aid

School districts must use at least 20% of the money to address learning loss from the pandemic as well as support the “social, emotional, and academic needs of underrepresented students.”

By The Associated Press

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

Smart Talk: School districts face tough coronavirus decisions

COVID-19 resurgence forcing many to go fully virtual
By Scott LaMar/WITF