Budget & Finance

Post-trial oral arguments in the battle over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s K-12 funding system begin July 26.
District’s top financial official says schools need more revenue in the long term.
A Philadelphia official warns the spending deal doesn’t do as much for schools as it should.
The $60 million shortfall is a small share of the district’s overall budget, but officials are worried about the long-term impact.
The district has big plans for $1.1 billion in the latest round of federal relief, but it won’t be a cure-all.
Principals told the board the draft budget means they will lose needed staff.
While the district touts an overall increase, administrators say some schools could lose staff.
Republican legislative leaders say the system, which results in wide disparities among districts, passes constitutional muster
The legal dispute began in 2014, but a final resolution is still months if not years away.
They say charter schools, cybers, and tax-funded scholarships make the system “thorough and efficient,” despite wide gaps in district spending.
The increase is primarily in the basic education subsidy, but includes savings through charter funding reform and $60 million more for Pre-K Counts
Legislators opposed to putting more money into public education start their case by focusing on a private Christian school.
In ninth week, petitioners wrap up their case. Legislative leaders will start calling witnesses on Monday
Uri Monson says that the Philly district could start running shortfalls in fiscal 2025,
Research shows that more spending, if properly targeted, improves achievement for traditionally underserved students
At fair school funding trial, Noe Ortega says the state cannot reach its goals for post-secondary enrollment and completion without investing more in K-12 education.
Pedro Noguera, a dean at the University of Southern California, testified Thursday at the state’s school funding trial, saying gaps between need and resources were stark in the state.
In school-funding trial, Philly superintendent said a lack of resources is the main reason that more Philadelphia students do not achieve academically at high levels.
A landmark case could help alleviate inequities like those I’ve seen across the state.
Advocates have been trying for years to get judges to intervene in a political stalemate over how much state money should be spent on education and how that money should be distributed among districts.
According to the deal, state basic education funding will increase by $200 million, bringing the total to $7 billion.
Kenney’s priorities include college funding and additional support for community schools
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