Apr. 28, 2016 – Philadelphia Inquirer – by Mensah M. Dean
Buoyed by the end of the state budget stalemate and the creation of a new school funding formula this month, Philadelphia education advocates on Wednesday called on the state legislature to pump $400 million in new money into 2016-17 school budgets. Continue reading
Apr. 18, 2016 – Essential Pittsburgh WESA 90.5 FM
A current funding lawsuit alleges that Pennsylvania has broken its constitutional obligation to provide a “thorough and efficient” education. We’ll talk with Cheryl Kleiman, Staff Attorney for the Education Law Center, one of the attorneys in the case. And Kevin McCorry WHYY Senior Education Writer who is contributing to the NPR reporting project “School Money” exploring how states pay for their public schools and why many are failing to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students.
Apr. 17, 2016 – TribLive – by Elizabeth Behrman
Ira Weiss encourages his clients to be proactive when it comes to transgender students. Continue reading
Public schools in Pennsylvania are a far cry from the “thorough and efficient” system of education guaranteed under our state constitution. Years of neglect and stagnation in Harrisburg have left our children waiting for far too long. Budget cuts have forced school districts around the state to make dramatic changes. Without librarians, guidance counselors, nurses or even enough teachers, our students are suffering.
That’s why we want YOU to join Education Law Center and members of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding in Harrisburg on May 2nd! Register now to reserve your spot on a free bus from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA.
WHO: The Campaign for Fair Education Funding
WHAT: Rally for Fair Education Funding
WHERE: The Main Rotunda at the State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
Buses of supporters are leaving from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
WHEN: Monday, May 2, 12:30 p.m.
(Buses from your respective locations will leave at various times that morning)
Click the link below to reserve your spot in the fight for fair education funding!
We hope to see you in Harrisburg on May 2nd! Need assistance registering? Email Spencer Malloy at [email protected].
Apr. 11, 2016 – Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer
The incident was a classic teen Romeo caper: A Chester High School senior sneaked on a bus for a field trip he wasn’t supposed to take, all because he wanted a girl’s “digits” – her phone number. Continue reading