- Class sizes will increase in about 60 percent of the districts surveyed.
- Students in 58 percent of districts will face reduced instruction in art and music, reduced physical education classes, and fewer elective and advanced placement course offerings.
- Nearly half of the districts are delaying textbook purchases.
- Forty-six percent are trimming or eliminating field trips and extra-curricular programs, including sports.
- Thirty-seven percent are cutting tutoring programs and 34 percent are eliminating summer school.
- Research-proven early childhood education programs such as full-day kindergarten will be reduced or eliminated in 19 percent of responding districts.
The number of cuts was higher than originally presented because it includes a number of part-time positions that the district had combined when it initially released details about the budget, Chief Operating Officer Mike Simonetta said. In all, the district will cut 49 teachers, a security guard, 31 full-time support positions and 21 part-time support positions.
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advances bill (HB1307)
that paves way for state takeovers of struggling school districts Pennsylvania
Senate panel offers recovery plan for troubled school districts Pa.
EITC: Public Money Finds Back Door to Private Schools
New York Times By STEPHANIE
May 21, 2012
Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development
General program information and FAQ's on
's EITC program Pennsylvania
For the full list alphabetically by recipient organization name see these 3 links:
EITC - No
Pennsylvania's Track Record
Using Taxpayer Dollars to Pay for Private and
Tuition Religious School
This briefing paper reviews the experience of the EITC
program, including its size and growth over time, the areas of the state it
primarily serves, and the accountability mechanisms that oversee schools that
receive taxpayer dollars to educate
school children under the EITC. Pennsylvania
by Joel I. Klein, Condoleezza Rice, and others
Council on Foreign Relations, 103 pp., available at www.cfr.org
Rules on Way for District Race to Top Contest
Romney Names Education Policy Advisers
Presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign has released a list of people who are advising the campaign on education issues, including a former U.S. Secretary of Education and a current state schools chief.