Education Funding

(Norristown schools superintendent Janet Samuels, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, calls for a fair statewide education funding formula.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania

Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.

06/11/2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf toured a Philadelphia elementary school Friday to promote his education initiatives.  (credit: Marcy Norton/KYW)

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Talks Education Funding In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf toured a Philadelphia elementary school Friday to promote his education initiatives.

05/29/2015

(Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Group Lobbies Pa. Legislators For Fair Funding For Public Schools

Hopping on a bus parked on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the fifty men and women say they are young professionals rallying for fair education funding for Philadelphia schools.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

New Survey Tracks America’s Kids After School

A new survey by the Afterschool Alliance chronicles how children spend the hours between 3 and 6pm – when they are largely unsupervised.

11/18/2014

(credit: CBS)

Sparks Fly Between Corbett, Wolf At ‘Breakfast With The Candidates’ Debate

Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf argued over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” at the CBS Broadcast Center.

10/01/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Area Early Education Advocates Send A Message — With A Face — To Harrisburg

“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.

03/21/2014

Gifted Education Funding Threatened

Parents of unusually smart kids often say it is the Jacob Javits Gifted Education Funding program keeping their children in public schools and advocates believe that without dedicated funding, the program will diminish.

10/12/2010

Rendell Upset Over Loss in Education Funding Competition

It lacked the drama surrounding New Jersey’s failure to finish in the money, but Governor Rendell also has some hard feelings about Pennsylvania’s failure to win federal education “Race to the Top” funds.

08/29/2010