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June 21, 2015

Curmudgucation Digest (June 21)

Touring some states, privatization, defending TFA, and trying to understand monsters-- plus, what the New York Times doesn't know about education!

June 18, 2015

Pa. Lawmakers Propose New School Funding Formula, as Tax Hikes Loom

The formula would provide additional funding for individual students from low-income backgrounds, as well as for students in districts with large concentrations of poverty.

May 20, 2015

Districts and Parents Appeal Pennsylvania School Funding Ruling

The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.

April 23, 2015

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Pa.'s 'Irrational' School Funding System

The lawsuit alleged that the state's funding system is "irrational" and discriminates against rural and poor children.

April 23, 2015

Judge Ends Receivership Request in York, Pa., Easing Angst Over Charter Conversion

A Commonwealth Court judge in Pennsylvania reversed a Dec. 26 ruling that appointed David Meckley as receiver of the York district. The ruling had been appealed by the district and the teachers' union and was also opposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

April 21, 2015

Pa. Court Dismisses Districts' Challenge to State School Funding System

The six districts and other plaintiffs claimed in the suit that the state had given students academic standards to meet, but not the resources to do so.

March 29, 2015

Curmudgucation Digest (March 29)

Politics, testing, and a film worth watching today.

March 25, 2015

Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.

March 03, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Plans to Sharply Increase Education Spending

The Democrat's proposed budget would restore the estimated $1 billion in education cuts made in the previous administration, and all school districts will receive more money.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves Five New Charters After Intense Debate

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

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