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Lawmakers, school and health officials discuss ‘growing gap’ in special education funding in Manheim Township
Lancaster County school and health officials on Monday expressed concerns with the cost of special education. They argued that the costs are increasing at unsustainable rates, relative to current state funding. The concerns were raised at the third public hearing for...read more
According to a report issued by the Philadelphia-based Education Law Center, state assistance to school districts has failed to keep pace with the rising costs of special education. Expenditures have dramatically grown over the past decade, and the lack of support has...read more
A newly-formed commission met Tuesday in Moon Township to receive feedback on the Special Education Funding Formula. The formula has been used for the last five years to distribute dollars to schools. Educators and advocates told lawmakers that the cost of special...read more
A lawsuit is heading to trial in Commonwealth Court. It argues that the state is not meeting constitutional requirements because school funding in Pennsylvania relies too much on local tax dollars and therefore discriminates against districts that cannot raise...read more