Several district attorneys in Pennsylvania are standing behind Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to invest more money in early childhood education.
What is a millage rate?
Millage is a relatively obscure term that represents the tax rate levied on real estate or other property. A mill is one thousandth of a dollar, or one tenth of one cent.
The millage rate is the number of dollars of tax assessed for each $1,000 of property value. A rate of 10 mills means that $10 in tax is levied on every $1,000 in assessed value.
It's budget season, and the School District of Philadelphia is making the rounds to seek money for the coming school year.
District officials appeared before City Council Tuesday to ask for recurring funds, to the tune of about $100 million a year, to help them achieve long-term strategic plans. In response, City Council asked for more information about how the District had spent past budget contributions, as well grilling the educators about penmanship.
Hite, SRC make pitch to City Council. Notebook
What is a millage rate and how does it affect school funding? Notebook/NewsWorks
Public schools and your money. Daily News
Kenney is blind to charter benefits. Daily News
Della Jenkinson May 26, 2015 01:03 PM
If you want teen parents to graduate, the solution is very simple: Help them gain access to child care.
Imagine that you’re 17 years old. You’ve been out of school for over a year after the difficult birth of your first baby. You know that you need an education to build a better life for you and your child, but you can’t afford to pay for child care while you’re in school.
So what do you do? Many teen parents faced with this dilemma simply drop out of school, and some never return.
The School District of Philadelphia will make its case for additional revenue before City Council on Tuesday morning.
District officials will urge Council to agree to Mayor Nutter's proposed 9.4 percent property tax hike.
It's kind of like when a teacher allows you to correct your test and resubmit it for a grade.
There was fervent public debate about the possibility of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission approving a slate of new charter schools in February.
School board group seeks charters' data. Inquirer
Talk doesn't fund schools. Inquirer
Schools require both funding and accountability. Daily News
Paul Socolaron May 22, 2015 02:08 PM
The School District’s graduation rate is continuing on a decade-long upward climb, despite the deep cutbacks that have hit schools over the last four years.