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Pennsylvania’s lowest funded school districts lay out their plans for millions in new funding

A few of those districts are reaping tens of millions more dollars from the state budget compared to last year
By Sam Dunklau

What kind of education does Pennsylvania owe its public school students? A judge will now decide

The petitioners — including the School District of Lancaster and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County — have been arguing Pennsylvania’s school system is so underfunded, it violates the state constitution.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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Pa. Democrats set budget priorities with ‘historic’ education spending proposal

Under the Democratic proposal, another $750 million would go into the “Level Up” program, which steers money toward Pennsylvania’s lowest wealth school districts. The rest would be earmarked for mental health supports and other initiatives.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

School funding in Pa. is about to go on trial — here’s what you need to know

To prepare you for the upcoming trial we’ve broken down the history of this case, where it stands now, and where it could lead.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Updated: June 28, 2021 | 5:22 pm

Aid for schools, overtime rule were key trade in budget deal

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had sought more than $1 billion in new, higher funding for public schools, but met Republican resistance.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Distressed schools across Pa. join together to push for $100 million relief

A new coalition of more than a dozen education advocacy organizations, teachers, students, and leaders from across the state are demanding $100 million for Pennsylvania’s 100 most distressed school districts.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY