About 125,000 Pennsylvania children 18 and younger lacked health insurance in 2017, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.
Analysis shows 125,000 Pennsylvania children remain without health coverage HARRISBURG (November 29, 2018) – The number of uninsured children nationwide increased by about 276,000 children last year, the first significant increase in a decade, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. An estimated 3.9 million children were […]
New report urges 2018 election candidates to support pre-k investments to improve PA’s economic competitiveness.
State funding for public education impacts student achievement in rural Pennsylvania according to a report released by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children that looks at how spending levels in the state’s 260 rural school districts impacts student results on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs).
Driven by bi-partisan support, publicly funded, high-quality pre-k was placed as a top state funding priority of the past two state budget cycles…and rightfully so. Access to this vital service is a fundamental building block of our state’s education system and helps ensure children have the strong foundation necessary to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Furthermore, research has shown that it can reduce grade repetition, special education placements, and dropout rates. Unfortunately, even with recent increases in state funding, there are over 112,900 eligible children who qualify for high-quality, publicly funded pre-k but remain unserved.