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Archived Updates

Below is a list of recent Education Updates (pdf).  CLICK HERE for the current Update.

February 13
Gov. Wolf proposes lean state budget but offers increases for BEF, special education, PreK; DeVos confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education amid ongoing controversy on education issues

February 6
PASA/PASBO report on district budgets: school districts just treading water; Senate education bills move forward, as everyone waits for Gov. Wolf's budget plan on Tuesday

January 30
IFO estimate: state deficit projected to grow an additional $334 M in 2016-17; Senate committees to consider many education bills this week, as legislative session kicks into gear

January 23
Property tax elimination plans continue to generate controversy; as General Assembly begins new session, numerous budget-related issues take center stage

January 16
IFO analysis: significant revenues would be needed to off-set property tax elimination; as lawmakers prepare to return to Harrisburg next week, talk of property tax plans intensifies

January 9, 2017
As 2017-18 legislative session begins, pension reform, property tax elimination, state deficit loom large; 'Quality Counts 2017' report ranks Pennsylvania 8th highest state in education on key indicators

December 19
Mid-year economic outlook projects $600M shortfall for 2016-17; property tax elimination in early 2017 is focus for advocates, numerous lawmakers

December 12
PSERS Board sets 2017-18 employer contribution rate of 32.57 percent, .53 percent above projections; PDE outlines recommendations for replacing the SPP with the "future Ready PA Index"

December 5
State revenues for fiscal year-to-date total nearly $262 million below estimate; recept reports look at impact of charters in urban areas

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