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In a landmark court decision, Pa.'s school funding system was ruled unconstitutional. Now, lawmakers have to address its underlying inequities.
Air Date: June 27, 2023Listen 35:39
West Chester’s attorney sent a letter to state officials saying the district isn’t prepared to provide education services to students when Clock Tower opens on July 1.
5 months ago
Pennsylvania’s constitution says the legislature has to provide for a “thorough and efficient” system of schools. But what does that really mean?
Air Date: June 20, 2023Listen 32:11
Two neighboring public schools show the inequity of school funding. “Schooled” looks into the forces at play, and how a lack of resources affects everyday life.
Air Date: June 13, 2023Listen 27:21
Public education in America is still divided between the haves and have-nots, and the problem doesn’t get much worse than in Pennsylvania. But change could be coming.
Air Date: June 6, 2023Listen 1:59
Dozens of efforts would benefit from Gov. Josh Shapiro’s roughly $44 billion spending plan, many of them at the local level.
9 months agoListen 4:44
State Sen. Vincent Hughes’ plan includes $2.15 billion in new annual funding and a one-time $1 billion payment for facility repairs.
9 months ago
Officials said moving forward, the district will attempt to start every school year after Labor Day, but that it won’t always be possible due to existing requirements.
9 months ago
The 100-plus-year-old ban is rooted in anti-Catholic sentiment and was used to prevent a hijab-wearing teacher from working in Philadelphia in the 1990s.
10 months agoListen 2:23
With shootings at recent highs in many American cities, some educators are reconsidering the role schools play in preventing and responding to neighborhood gun violence.
10 months agoListen 6:52
All school buildings will open with a two-hour delay “to ensure the safety of students and staff traveling to school,” School District of Philadelphia officials said.
10 months ago
The judge said students who live in school districts with low property values and incomes do not get the same opportunities and resources as those in high-income districts.
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