Budget proposal includes substantial investments in early learning, K-12 education and efforts to support strong parenting.
New report urges 2018 election candidates to support pre-k investments to improve PA’s economic competitiveness.
The Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) turns 25 tomorrow but instead of celebrating, families of the more than 178,000 children currently enrolled face uncertainty and possible termination of coverage notices if Congress fails to extend funding that expired on September 30th.
All children in Pennsylvania should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, or where they live, but the 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the commonwealth needs to deliver better results for kids.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) released a report today in its role as a principal partner of the Pre-K for PA Campaign that commends Pennsylvania for making increased state investments in publicly funded, high-quality pre-k but highlighting that the commonwealth is lagging behind many other states, including economic competitors, in its per capita investment. PPC President and CEO Joan L. Benso was joined at a state capitol press conference by Governor Tom Wolf, Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed, York County business leader Michael Smeltzer and other partners in the campaign.