A diverse coalition of advocacy groups have come together to promote an anti-poverty initiative that has the potential to benefit as many as 874,000 low- to moderate-income Pennsylvania households. The groups are pushing for Pennsylvania to become the 31st state to enact a refundable state earned income tax credit, which would reduce the tax burden […]
With negotiations for Pennsylvania’s budget under way, a new report unpacks the state’s investment in early-childhood education. Advocates hope it can sway lawmakers to boost funding in the budget. Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal includes a $70 million increase in pre-K funding. In the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children report, the Commonwealth ranks 14th for per-capita funding, […]
Local school officials will get a preview of their students’ state assessment scores, beginning today, ahead of a planned public release of the data next week, according to a letter from Education Secretary Noe Ortega in response to criticism from House Republicans leaders. In his letter, Ortega said the test results were delayed because so […]
The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, an advocacy group, suggests the above proposed targeted investments can support children and families in the long term after one-time federal COVID-19 pandemic stimulus funds are gone. “We are supportive of the $149 million increase for county welfare agencies, and the creation of the crisis response team to increase county […]
Catch PPC President and CEO Kari King on Pennsylvania Newsmakers recapping the impact of the state budget on pre-k, child care and career and technical education.