Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

Rep. Rabb touts education fair funding at local school

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education.

Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently only new funds have gone through the student-weighted approach, which is about nine percent of the total state budget.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Advocates, legislators call on the General Assembly for fair funding for urban schools

Advocates, legislators call on the General Assembly for fair funding for urban schools

Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia Dr. William Hite joined legislators and other school superintendents to call on the General Assembly to allow more money for urban school districts. 

Hite stated that they are advocating for every student to be able to "attend a school that is free of hazards that could jeopardize their safety, health and well-being." He also noted that students should be able to attend a school that is fairly funded. 

Monday, May 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol the legislature passed a highly debated bill that will give a $100 million increase to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit, the House Health Committee approved legislation to ban abortion for babies based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and Exelon announced Three Mile Island will officially be closing. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
CCP leadership, seeking more city funding, testifies on budget

CCP leadership, seeking more city funding, testifies on budget

Officials from the Community College of Philadelphia had their appointment with City Council Tuesday to discuss their budgeted allotment. The school seeks a $3 million increase from last year to $35.4 million, while the proposed budget offers just a $1.35 million boost. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Legislators, labor call for funding to fix Philadelphia schools

Legislators, labor call for funding to fix Philadelphia schools

Members of Philadelphia’s delegation to Harrisburg joined members of the city teachers’ union Friday in support of more funding to repair and better maintain some of the city’s aging school buildings.

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D), hosting the rally in her district, spoke about the need to fund $170 million in improvements and new hires outside of Francis Scott Key Elementary in South Philly, the oldest school building in the city.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Anonym
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