Senate Republicans Oppose Wolf Administration’s Mandate on School Districts to Provide Reports on Unauthorized Funding

The Wolf Administration is overreaching its executive power by mandating that Pennsylvania school districts provide the Department of Education with reporting of how non-appropriated funding would be spent, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27)… More

Schools left hanging in growing budget battle between Gov. Tom Wolf and Legislature

Neither Wolf nor the House and Senate are predicting a Rendell-like budget showdown that stretches into December… More

Pa. education chief asks school districts to provide plans for spending new funding

To receive their share of the proposed $400 million increase in basic education funding, school districts will have to submit spending plans to the state by May 15… More

State working on new recovery officer for York City schools

Full storyState officials are working to identify a replacement for the York City School District's chief recovery officer, as well as take a new approach to working with distressed school districts, the acting education secretary said Monday… More

U.D. schools requiring proof of residency from charter students

Upper Darby School District changed the rules for all charter school students and will now require they register to verify their residency if the district is to provide transportation and pay for the students attending charter schools. Delaware Co… More

Editorial: Gov. Wolf’s plan moves to resolve state’s pension problem

Gov. Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters — quality education, more and better jobs, government that works… More

Lancaster County school leaders sound call for new state funding formula

The last time state funding for public schools was connected to student population numbers was in the early 1990s… More

STATEMENT: PSBA supportive of focusing school funding on the classroom

Today, Acting Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera sent a letter to all school districts outlining education spending expectations. PSBA agrees with the Wolf administration that focusing financial resources on the classroom is critical to student achievement and is where the majority of school spending should be directed… More

Pennsylvania lawmakers try again to change laws governing teacher layoff

Efforts are underway once again in Harrisburg to change the state law that calls for teachers to be laid off by seniority and certification area… More

In Letter to Superintendents, Governor Wolf Announces Plan to Ensure Historic Education Investment Reaches the Classroom

As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s historic commitment to public education, his administration today sent a letter to superintendents across the commonwealth detailing accountability measures to ensure the education funding proposed in his 2015-2016 budget is spent directly on students in the classroom to allow them to compete in a modern economy. Gov… More