Key Issue: School Funding

2016-17 state budget increases investments in schools

Gov. Wolf and state legislators completed the state budget process in mid-July. The 2016-17 state budget includes a $200 million increase in basic education funding, a $19 million increase for special education, and a $30 million increase for Pre-K Counts and Head Start. Ready to Learn block grant funding remains at the current year level of $242 million. Learn more here.

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School Funding Crisis: By the numbers

Pennsylvania's 500 school districts and 1.8 million public school students continue to face a school funding crisis. 

How bad is the school funding crisis? Here's a snapshot that explains why it is so important to continue to increase funding for schools.

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