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Pa.’s poorest school districts will get more money next year. Public education advocates say the budget still falls short.

Pennsylvania’s state legislature approved a new budget for 2021-22 but chose to put billions into a Rainy Day Fund rather than addressing the urgent need to address adequacy gaps facing many school districts. Education Law Center executive director Deborah Gordon Klehr, like other advocates, sees the budget deal as a missed opportunity.

Read coverage of the new budget and our school funding lawsuit from the June 28, 2021 Philadelphia Inquirer here.