Resources: Education Budget

Education Budget

Fair School Funding

  • In a statement on the Pennsylvania budget, ELC welcomes the news from the General Assembly that state funding for basic education, special education, and pre-K in the coming school year will not be reduced from current levels, despite the dropoff in state revenues. Schools are already facing substantial decreases in revenue from local sources due to the economic downturn – as well as added costs associated with COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning. The state must promptly find ways to provide additional support to the struggling, underfunded school districts whose students have been hardest hit by this crisis. Read the full statement here.

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  • Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed a budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that includes increases for education — increases that are critical for children in Pennsylvania. But they will not be enough to provide children across the state with the resources they need to succeed in school.

    Our budget brief reviews what the governor’s budget proposes for education, why this matters, and what happens now.

    Read the budget brief here.

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  • Pennsylvania Department of Education data on the 2011-12 state education budget.

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Education Budget

Equal Access

  • In a statement on the Pennsylvania budget, ELC welcomes the news from the General Assembly that state funding for basic education, special education, and pre-K in the coming school year will not be reduced from current levels, despite the dropoff in state revenues. Schools are already facing substantial decreases in revenue from local sources due to the economic downturn – as well as added costs associated with COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning. The state must promptly find ways to provide additional support to the struggling, underfunded school districts whose students have been hardest hit by this crisis. Read the full statement here.

    Download PDF

Education Budget

School to Prison Pipeline