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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Jan25

WEEKLY UPDATE: JANUARY 22, 2016 Lawmakers must pass a REAL budget What public school students need and deserve is a state budget that increases basic education funding by at least $350 million to help schools recover from the inadequate funding of recent years and for the state to begin implementing the fair funding formula approved […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf, Senate GOP leaders to meet face to face for first time since partial veto of budget.

Jan20

  State Senate returns to session for some budget, education, other legislative activity. By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Jan. 19) – The last time the governor and the Senate’s majority leader met face to face the calendar still had the year 2015 on it, and Gov. Tom Wolf hadn’t partially vetoed the budget sent to […] More »

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The Urban School System of the Future

Jan19

David Esselman Joins Bellwether as Entrepreneur-in-Residence  By Andy Smarick The Bellwether team is very pleased to announce that David Esselman has joined us as an entrepreneur-in-residence to launch a new organization (whose working name has been the “Center for the School System of the Future”). The organization, which will eventually spin out of Bellwether as […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Jan11

WEEKLY UPDATE: JANUARY 11, 2016 State Budget Update Thanks to a seven-month budget stalemate, Pennsylvania state government begins 2016 without a full budget, leaving the short and long term needs of every school – and every student – up in the air. In the short term, the partial spending plan recently signed by Gov. Tom […] More »

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Capitolwire: Some wonder if Wolf at war with charter schools.

Jan11

  By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Jan. 7) — After a year of Gov. Tom Wolf’s campaigning for “schools that teach,” some leaders in the education community are starting to doubt the administration’s commitment to the cause. Instead, they say, Wolf has waged a war against some of the very schools he claims to […] More »

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