School and community leaders gained new tools in their advocacy for more funding in public schools Saturday at a regional summit, telecasted at the BLaST Intermediate Unit on Reach Road. About 20 people traveled to Williamsport to hear speakers from Luzerne, Lehigh,...read more
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - Educators from across the Commonwealth held an extra day of class this week. However this time, they were the ones learning from one another. The goal is to work towards providing a stronger future for students..which teachers...read more
Organizers of PA Schools Work are building a new movement across the state to improve public school funding in Pennsylvania. On Saturday they hosted their first summit connecting some 400 people across the state in eight regions. The Northwest region met at St. Brigid...read more
Public school leaders came together across Pennsylvania Saturday to launch a grassroots effort aimed at securing more state funding for their students. Eight summits to organize the "PA Schools Work" funding movement were held throughout the state, including at the...read more
In November 2014, The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on behalf of six school districts, PA Association of Rural & Small Schools, NAACP and parents; suing the commonwealth for violating the state constitution.
The lawsuit asserts that without adequate and equitably distributed resources students are not able to meet the proficiency standards set by the state legislature, as evidenced by the fact that state test scores declined across all districts following the 2011 state cuts.
The petitioners are asking for a court order that will force the legislature to comply with the state constitution and ensure all students receive access to a high-quality public education.