If the budget proposals of Gov. Wolf and Mayor Nutter were passed, the School District of Philadelphia could realize a revenue bump of $289 million next year.
Here's the math: $159 million in basic education and special education funding from the state, plus $25 million in savings from charter funding reform plus $105 million from Nutter's proposed budget.
The Philadelphia School District is telling one of its largest charter school operators to shape up -- or risk losing one of its schools.
According to documents obtained by the Philadelphia Daily News, District officials want charter provider ASPIRA of Pennsylvania to meet 17 conditions if the nonprofit is to continue running John B. Stetson Charter School in North Philadelphia.
Before City Hall closed its doors early due to the snow on Thursday, Mayor Nutter proposed a budget that included a "9.34 percent property tax millage rate increase to raise $105 million to support Philadelphia school children." (Translation for the jargon-impaired: property-tax hike.)
You can read Nutter's full address via this PDF.
The Notebook's upcoming April edition will take a look at the state of educational technology in Philadelphia's public schools -- District and charter. It's the first time the Notebook has made technology the focus of an edition.
To inform our reporting, we are inviting teachers, school staff, parents, and others who are closely involved with schools to share their view of the technology situation at their schools by completing a quick informal survey.
As Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter plans to announce a 9 percent hike in property taxes to help raise $100 million for city schools, mayoral candidate and State Sen. Anthony Williams has come out with his own school-funding plan.
At a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Center City, his mother and first-grade teacher by his side, Williams outlined a plan that he says will bring $200 million to the District next year.
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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.
More than two centuries ago, an outbreak of yellow fever hit Philadelphia — then the largest city in the fledgling United States — and wiped out about 10 percent of the population. Now, one Philadelphia public school is using a young adult novel to share this piece of history and foster a love of reading.
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."
Charter foes are conspiracy nuts. Daily News
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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.
Was it an “innovative and bold” step forward or a bloody “attack” on charter schools? After Gov. Wolf’s budget address, some groups immediately turned up the heat on legislators to “put our money where their mouths are,” while others took a breath and celebrated a “solid first step” toward universal pre-K.
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.”