Two leaders with a passionate interest in education released documents that could provide guidance for fully funding Philadelphia's public schools.
The day after Gov. Wolf presented his proposed budget, Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William Hite released his "Action Plan 3.0" Wednesday. The 50-plus page document spells out the superintendent's plan for overlapping "networks" of schools, with a focus on bringing more equity – and more revenue -- into the school system.
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Superintendent William Hite released his Action Plan 3.0 on Wednesday morning, calling for administrative reorganization of schools and a focus on "equity" that could see a higher share of available funds concentrated in needy neighborhood schools.
The plan comes a day after Gov. Wolf announced his budget proposal, which includes historic investments in education and millions of additional state dollars for Philadelphia. Hite called his blueprint "a new approach to lifting the achievement of every student, wherever they live and whatever their background."
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Gov. Wolf's first budget address put an emphasis on his vision for improving Pennsylvania's present and its future.
He is calling for tax increases in an effort to generate additional funding for education, property tax relief, and economic development programs in a more than $33 billion state budget proposal.
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Here’s our round-up of reactions from the education world to the governor’s proposals.
School districts across Pennsylvania say they're struggling to do more with less, according to a recent survey that looks at school budgets.
It shows that most of the state's school districts are looking at more tax increases as well as cuts to programs and staff cuts to keep up with costs for mandated services.
Here are the highlights from Gov. Wolf’s proposed education budget, in which he says he is “making a historic commitment to education.”