Governor ties proposed PA education funding to targeted grants

Posted By Maura Pennington On February 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

Part 53 of 126 in the series Educating America [1]

By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org

PHILADELPHIA — If city schools hope for more money in the coming year, school leaders are going to have to jump through hoops to get at it.

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HE WANTS TO SPEND: Gov. Tom Corbett wants to increase education funding with targeted grants.

 Gov. Tom Corbett [3] is willing to funnel new money into education [4], but the cash won’t go through the normal pipeline that runs into Pennsylvania classrooms. His proposal ties new money to targeted grant programs, and that’s not sitting well with some lawmakers and school personnel who say they would prefer to see resources go into the basic education budget line item.

Corbett’s basic education budget proposal — those are the dollars that get divided among school districts with few strings attached — remains close to the levels of previous years at $5.53 billion. The extra funding would go to tailored initiatives he said could spread successful programs to classrooms around the state.

But Corbett’s programs are very specific. For instance, $1 million has been made available to the highest-performing schools through the Governor’s Expanding Excellence Program. These competitive grant funds would go to analyzing strategies for student achievement in an attempt to share best practices with other schools.

“We would be looking for schools that bring forward ideas that are not widely known,” said Tim Eller, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To be eligible, a school must score 90 or above on the new School Performance Profile and submit a proposal showing how its success can be replicated in other schools.

Philadelphia has only three district schools that could try for the grant.

“There is a benefit to finding out what’s working in high-performing schools, but you have to take into account environment,” said Rep. Jordan Harri [5]s, D- Philadelphia.

With 500 urban, suburban and rural districts, Pennsylvania has diverse populations of students with separate learning issues.

School employees who work to win grants say they are concerned that targeted grant funding will not allow them the discretion to address their particular needs.

“We are worried that, at a time when we are facing reductions, we will have new money, but won’t be able to use it to stem personnel and program cuts,” said Jay Himes, executive director at the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the General Assembly have made preliminary efforts to address basic education funding, with Rep. Scott Petri [6], R-Bucks, introducing a resolution calling for a study of the funding formula. That resolution, however, is pending before the House Committee on State Government.

For now, grant coordinators at Pennsylvania schools will be busy. In addition to the $341 million Accountability Block Grant and Ready to Learn Grant [7] funds, $10 million is at stake in Hybrid Learning Grant [8]money and $51 million in federal Race to the Top funds for early learning initiatives.

Contact Maura Pennington at mpennington@watchdog.org and follow her on Twitter @whatsthefracas.

Part of 126 in the series Educating America [1]
  1. Arizona mom won’t give up on special needs kids, no matter what state says [12]
  2. Reviving a 1970s lawsuit, DOJ would keep black students in failing schools [13]
  3. Relocating sexually abusive teachers would be more difficult under Pennsylvania bill [14]
  4. DOJ backpedals on Louisiana voucher lawsuit [15]
  5. Court says charter schools won’t pay for Atlanta’s pension debts [16]
  6. Biggest education impact from shutdown? Furloughed bureaucrats [17]
  7. Appeals court upholds Arizona school choice program [18]
  8. Indiana’s voucher program expands; diversity a factor in one family’s choice of school [19]
  9. ‘Vouchers don’t do much good for students’ claim is false [20]
  10. NYC mayor’s race could affect school choice [21]
  11. Vermont public school goes independent, raises ire from state bureaucracy [22]
  12. Arizona education savings accounts aren’t vouchers, study says [23]
  13. Legal institute fights Alabama union’s attempt to repeal school tax credit [24]
  14. Experts: School choice improves education in public schools [25]
  15. SC school-choice program helps special needs kids, could expand [26]
  16. DOJ wants Louisiana parents out of voucher lawsuit [27]
  17. U.S. House passes bill to prevent ‘passing the trash’ [28]
  18. ‘Non-traditional’ journalists barred from viewing tax-funded test results early [29]
  19. New center hopes to help charter schools help kids with special needs [30]
  20. Charter school advocate to Philadelphia schools: Listen to parents [31]
  21. $45 million not enough for Philadelphia teachers’ union [32]
  22. Study: Rhode Islanders support school choice [33]
  23. Study: Choice would help failing Chicago schools [34]
  24. Scholarships could lift SC school dedicated to real-life, hands-on learning [35]
  25. Parents make good school choices, study says [36]
  26. Divisive charter school reform bill headed toward vote in PA [37]
  27. In Louisiana school voucher lawsuit, DOJ changes gears [38]
  28. Opponents sue Washington to overturn charter school law [39]
  29. School choice proponents’ challenge? Educating parents [40]
  30. Judge: Federal oversight may not hamper school voucher program [41]
  31. PA lawmakers push to amend tight teacher furlough policies [42]
  32. College ready: A Milwaukee inner-city school success story [43]
  33. Proposed economic furloughs could slay sacred cow of seniority in Pennsylvania schools [44]
  34. What is Massachusetts doing right? [45]
  35. Goldwater to appeal Louisiana school voucher decision [46]
  36. Want to end poverty? Educate the kids [47]
  37. Breakdown in Philly schools not only about the money [48]
  38. North Carolina scholarship program on firm legal footing, attorney argues [49]
  39. Philadelphia school district threatens charters [50]
  40. Belief in student ability key to success at Milwaukee charter school [51]
  41. Three things to know about Philadelphia’s school budget: Debt, pensions and safety [52]
  42. Choosing to sue: Here’s a look at some 2013 lawsuits involving school choice [53]
  43. Philly charter schools outperform district counterparts [54]
  44. California students sue state over ineffective teachers [55]
  45. Study: Public supports parent choice in education [56]
  46. Under new management, Philly Renaissance Schools show growth [57]
  47. New Orleans tops school choice index [58]
  48. AZ to consider four school-choice expansion bills [59]
  49. Florida family ‘blessed’ to be apart of scholarship program [60]
  50. PA lawmakers put education at top of agenda in election year [61]
  51. Louisiana: Feds ‘more interested in skin color than … education’ [62]
  52. Charter school for Philadelphia foster children will not be renewed [9]
  53. Governor ties proposed PA education funding to targeted grants
  54. WA’s first charter school serves children, families of ‘extreme poverty’ [11]
  55. Vermont attempts to take independence from independent schools [10]
  56. Philly stumbles on way to simplifying enrollment system [63]
  57. Plan for Philly schools keeps charters in check [64]
  58. Missouri ballot initiative would increase funding for public, private schools [65]
  59. New York charter school focuses on family, community [66]
  60. NC school vouchers on hold [67]
  61. WI voucher bill would help special needs students denied open enrollment [68]
  62. Philadelphia schools will end another year in red [69]
  63. PA universities expect state, students to pick up tab on rising tuition [70]
  64. Two ESA bills get House support in AZ [71]
  65. Thousands rally to support New York charter schools [72]
  66. California’s defense begins in Vergara trial [73]
  67. Accountability or overregulation? Charter supporters split over Minnesota bill [74]
  68. PA considers empowering universities to authorize charter schools [75]
  69. Bill would make Florida students eligible for scholarships [76]
  70. To test or not to test? Florida school choice proponents split [77]
  71. Philly school district broke, but the pay is good [78]
  72. Philadelphia charter school sues public school district [79]
  73. Colorado Supreme Court to hear school voucher case [80]
  74. Vermont to reconsider education funding formula [81]
  75. Arizona Supreme Court allows school choice program to stand [82]
  76. Massachusetts charter school bill revived [83]
  77. Quality schools matter more than racial integration, black leaders say [84]
  78. FL again takes up school-choice bill [85]
  79. Choice Media’s videocast tackles host of education issues [86]
  80. Ending teacher seniority rules beyond Philly requires legislative action [87]
  81. New website helps Detroit parents choose schools [88]
  82. Philly schools caught on funding merry-go-round [89]
  83. Louisiana bill would coordinate school choice programs [90]
  84. New D.C. charter school lottery eases but doesn’t eliminate waiting lists [91]
  85. Federal bill attempts to help replicate high-quality state charter schools [92]
  86. Philadelphia schools awaiting taxes from city, state [93]
  87. ACLU alleges discrimination in 138 NJ districts [94]
  88. MN anti-bullying bill could have unintended consequences [95]
  89. Mississippi’s special needs bill to return next year [96]
  90. Illinois considers three-year ban on virtual charter schools [97]
  91. Violent Philly high school source of worry [98]
  92. Auditors examining troubled Philadelphia school district [99]
  93. Civil liberties organization sues to overturn anti-bullying law [100]
  94. Legal conflict over teacher seniority in Philly heats up [101]
  95. Academics, culture help mom choose private school [102]
  96. PA cyber charter schools could be funded by state, not districts [103]
  97. Arizona expands school choice program [104]
  98. The sticky statistic of statewide charter school performance in PA [105]
  99. Louisiana offers new vocational technical program [106]
  100. Benefits are driving high personnel costs in Philadelphia schools [107]
  101. Educators look to grow with expanding Hispanic demographic [108]
  102. Philadelphia flexes muscle over charter schools [109]
  103. Philly school district facing another bleak budget [110]
  104. Andre Agassi dedicates Indianapolis charter school [111]
  105. For PA and neighboring states, school spending and graduation rates don’t add up [112]
  106. At long last, PA school buses could be getting a boost [113]
  107. Arizona charter schools need funding fix, proponents say [114]
  108. Progress reports for Philadelphia schools show uneven achievement [115]
  109. Teachers union opposes ‘Bad Teachers’ [116]
  110. Governor’s plans to boost education funding falls short [117]
  111. Georgia’s school-choice program draws legal challenge [118]
  112. Missouri parents want more choice in education [119]
  113. U.S. lawmakers to consider charter school bill [120]
  114. Florida’s school choice expansion awaits governor’s signature [121]
  115. PA charter schools may see drop in funding with new special education formula [122]
  116. In Nevada, your child’s school records could cost $10K [123]
  117. AG, lawmakers propose similar updates to PA charter school rules [124]
  118. NC school voucher program gets temporary green light [125]
  119. Philly school district’s lack of transparency frustrates families [126]
  120. Bullying motivates many parents to home-school, attorney says [127]
  121. Philadelphia City Council gambles to fund schools [128]
  122. PA Supreme Court pushes forward charter school’s lawsuit against Philly [129]
  123. Feds consider joining school choice game [130]
  124. Florida’s new school choice law likely to spark others [131]
  125. California teacher reform lawsuit sparks copycat, more likely to come [132]
  126. School choice is popular — when parents know about it [133]
  127. What can private schools learn from charters? [134]

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[1] Educating America: http://watchdog.org/series/educating-america/

[2] Image: http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/02/AP868767890953.jpg

[3] Gov. Tom Corbett: http://ballotpedia.org/Tom_Corbett

[4] funnel new money into education: http://watchdog.org/127235/education-spending-pa/

[5]  Rep. Jordan Harri: http://ballotpedia.org/Jordan_Harris

[6] Rep. Scott Petri: http://ballotpedia.org/Scott_Petri

[7] Accountability Block Grant and Ready to Learn Grant: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/education_budget/8699/pennsylvania_accountability_grants/539263

[8] Hybrid Learning Grant : http://hybridedu.org/pa/Welcome.html

[9] Charter school for Philadelphia foster children will not be renewed: http://watchdog.org/124418/charter-foster-children/

[10] Vermont attempts to take independence from independent schools: http://watchdog.org/128628/vermont-independent-schools/

[11] WA’s first charter school serves children, families of ‘extreme poverty’: http://watchdog.org/128226/first-charter-school-serves-children-families-extreme-poverty/

[12] Arizona mom won’t give up on special needs kids, no matter what state says: http://watchdog.org/106956/arizona-empowerment-scholarships/

[13] Reviving a 1970s lawsuit, DOJ would keep black students in failing schools: http://watchdog.org/107099/reviving-a-1970s-lawsuit-doj-would-keep-black-students-in-failing-schools/

[14] Relocating sexually abusive teachers would be more difficult under Pennsylvania bill: http://watchdog.org/107730/relocating-sexually-abusive-teachers-would-be-more-difficult-under-pennsylvania-bill/

[15] DOJ backpedals on Louisiana voucher lawsuit: http://watchdog.org/107931/doj-backpedals-on-louisiana-voucher-lawsuit/

[16] Court says charter schools won’t pay for Atlanta’s pension debts: http://watchdog.org/108070/charter-schools-atlanta-pension-debt/

[17] Biggest education impact from shutdown? Furloughed bureaucrats: http://watchdog.org/108270/biggest-education-impact-from-shutdown-furloughed-bureaucrats/

[18] Appeals court upholds Arizona school choice program: http://watchdog.org/108633/appeals-court-upholds-arizona-school-choice-program/

[19] Indiana’s voucher program expands; diversity a factor in one family’s choice of school: http://watchdog.org/108901/indianas-voucher-program-expands-diversity-a-factor-in-one-familys-choice-of-school/

[20] ‘Vouchers don’t do much good for students’ claim is false: http://watchdog.org/109580/vouchers-dont-do-much-good-for-students-claim-is-false/

[21] NYC mayor’s race could affect school choice: http://watchdog.org/109726/nyc-mayors-race-could-affect-school-choice/

[22] Vermont public school goes independent, raises ire from state bureaucracy: http://watchdog.org/110206/vermont-public-school-goes-independent-raises-ire-from-state-bureaucracy/

[23] Arizona education savings accounts aren’t vouchers, study says: http://watchdog.org/110369/arizona-education-savings-accounts-arent-vouchers-study-says/

[24] Legal institute fights Alabama union’s attempt to repeal school tax credit: http://watchdog.org/111115/legal-institute-fights-alabama-unions-attempt-to-repeal-school-tax-credit/

[25] Experts: School choice improves education in public schools: http://watchdog.org/112121/experts-school-choice-improves-education-in-public-schools/

[26] SC school-choice program helps special needs kids, could expand: http://watchdog.org/112320/sc-school-choice-program-helps-special-needs-kids-could-expand/

[27] DOJ wants Louisiana parents out of voucher lawsuit: http://watchdog.org/112755/doj-wants-louisiana-parents-voucher-lawsuit/

[28] U.S. House passes bill to prevent ‘passing the trash’: http://watchdog.org/113092/u-s-house-passes-bill-prevent-passing-trash/

[29] ‘Non-traditional’ journalists barred from viewing tax-funded test results early: http://watchdog.org/113178/non-traditional-journalists-barred-viewing-tax-funded-test-results-early/

[30] New center hopes to help charter schools help kids with special needs: http://watchdog.org/113359/new-center-hopes-help-charter-schools-help-kids-special-needs/

[31] Charter school advocate to Philadelphia schools: Listen to parents: http://watchdog.org/113580/charter-schools-offer-alternative-philadelphia-families/

[32] $45 million not enough for Philadelphia teachers’ union: http://watchdog.org/113637/philadelphia-teachers-union/

[33] Study: Rhode Islanders support school choice: http://watchdog.org/114090/study-rhode-islanders-support-school-choice/

[34] Study: Choice would help failing Chicago schools: http://watchdog.org/114652/choice-chicago-schools/

[35] Scholarships could lift SC school dedicated to real-life, hands-on learning: http://watchdog.org/114895/columbia-students-scholarship/

[36] Parents make good school choices, study says: http://watchdog.org/115905/parents-make-good-school-choices-study-says/

[37] Divisive charter school reform bill headed toward vote in PA: http://watchdog.org/116714/charter-school-reform/

[38] In Louisiana school voucher lawsuit, DOJ changes gears: http://watchdog.org/116761/louisiana-voucher-doj-change/

[39] Opponents sue Washington to overturn charter school law: http://watchdog.org/117785/washington-charter-school-law-sued/

[40] School choice proponents’ challenge? Educating parents: http://watchdog.org/117544/word-out-school-choice/

[41] Judge: Federal oversight may not hamper school voucher program: http://watchdog.org/117987/doj-louisiana-school-voucher/

[42] PA lawmakers push to amend tight teacher furlough policies: http://watchdog.org/118517/pa-teacher-furlough/

[43] College ready: A Milwaukee inner-city school success story: http://watchdog.org/118513/hope-christian-school/

[44] Proposed economic furloughs could slay sacred cow of seniority in Pennsylvania schools: http://watchdog.org/118703/pa-teacher-seniority/

[45] What is Massachusetts doing right?: http://watchdog.org/118763/high-standards-transparent-accountability-and-school-choice-are-keys-to-massachusettss-pisa-success/

[46] Goldwater to appeal Louisiana school voucher decision: http://watchdog.org/119048/goldwater-to-appeal-louisiana-school-voucher/

[47] Want to end poverty? Educate the kids: http://watchdog.org/119077/education-poverty/

[48] Breakdown in Philly schools not only about the money: http://watchdog.org/119207/philly-schools-money/

[49] North Carolina scholarship program on firm legal footing, attorney argues: http://watchdog.org/120320/nc-scholarship/

[50] Philadelphia school district threatens charters: http://watchdog.org/120318/philly-charters/

[51] Belief in student ability key to success at Milwaukee charter school: http://watchdog.org/120876/student-ability-milwaukee/

[52] Three things to know about Philadelphia’s school budget: Debt, pensions and safety: http://watchdog.org/121163/philadelphia-school-budget/

[53] Choosing to sue: Here’s a look at some 2013 lawsuits involving school choice: http://watchdog.org/121391/school-choice-lawsuits-2013/

[54] Philly charter schools outperform district counterparts: http://watchdog.org/121760/philly-charter-schools/

[55] California students sue state over ineffective teachers: http://watchdog.org/122324/california-students-sue/

[56] Study: Public supports parent choice in education: http://watchdog.org/122675/public-support-choice/

[57] Under new management, Philly Renaissance Schools show growth: http://watchdog.org/122962/renaissance-schools-philly/

[58] New Orleans tops school choice index: http://watchdog.org/123270/school-choice-index/

[59] AZ to consider four school-choice expansion bills: http://watchdog.org/123434/arizona-school-choice/

[60] Florida family ‘blessed’ to be apart of scholarship program: http://watchdog.org/122856/florida-scholarship-program/

[61] PA lawmakers put education at top of agenda in election year: http://watchdog.org/123873/education-election-pa/

[62] Louisiana: Feds ‘more interested in skin color than … education’: http://watchdog.org/124176/louisiana-skin-color/

[63] Philly stumbles on way to simplifying enrollment system: http://watchdog.org/128811/universal-enrollment/

[64] Plan for Philly schools keeps charters in check: http://watchdog.org/129395/philly-plan-schools/

[65] Missouri ballot initiative would increase funding for public, private schools: http://watchdog.org/129460/missouri-school-choice/

[66] New York charter school focuses on family, community: http://watchdog.org/129522/new-york-charter-school-focuses-family-community/

[67] NC school vouchers on hold: http://watchdog.org/129815/nc-school-choice/

[68] WI voucher bill would help special needs students denied open enrollment: http://watchdog.org/130039/wi-students-denied/

[69] Philadelphia schools will end another year in red: http://watchdog.org/130001/philadelphia-schools-feb/

[70] PA universities expect state, students to pick up tab on rising tuition: http://watchdog.org/130450/pa-universities/

[71] Two ESA bills get House support in AZ: http://watchdog.org/130629/arizona-house-esa/

[72] Thousands rally to support New York charter schools: http://watchdog.org/130985/new-york-charter-schools/

[73] California’s defense begins in Vergara trial: http://watchdog.org/131228/california-vergara-trial/

[74] Accountability or overregulation? Charter supporters split over Minnesota bill: http://watchdog.org/131521/minnesota-charter-school-bill/

[75] PA considers empowering universities to authorize charter schools: http://watchdog.org/131757/charter-school-authorizer/

[76] Bill would make Florida students eligible for scholarships: http://watchdog.org/131744/florida-scholarships/

[77] To test or not to test? Florida school choice proponents split: http://watchdog.org/132582/school-choice-test/

[78] Philly school district broke, but the pay is good: http://watchdog.org/132881/philly-district-pay/

[79] Philadelphia charter school sues public school district: http://watchdog.org/133090/charter-sues-district/

[80] Colorado Supreme Court to hear school voucher case: http://watchdog.org/133414/colorado-school-voucher/

[81] Vermont to reconsider education funding formula: http://watchdog.org/133633/vermont-education-funding/

[82] Arizona Supreme Court allows school choice program to stand: http://watchdog.org/133941/school-choice-arizona/

[83] Massachusetts charter school bill revived: http://watchdog.org/134629/massachusetts-charter-schools/

[84] Quality schools matter more than racial integration, black leaders say: http://watchdog.org/134954/black-leaders-school/

[85] FL again takes up school-choice bill: http://watchdog.org/135191/fl-takes-school-choice-bill/

[86] Choice Media’s videocast tackles host of education issues: http://watchdog.org/135395/lawsuit-overspending-charter/

[87] Ending teacher seniority rules beyond Philly requires legislative action: http://watchdog.org/135500/teacher-seniority-pa/

[88] New website helps Detroit parents choose schools: http://watchdog.org/135808/school-choice-media/

[89] Philly schools caught on funding merry-go-round: http://watchdog.org/136086/philly-funding-april/

[90] Louisiana bill would coordinate school choice programs: http://watchdog.org/136233/louisiana-school-choice/

[91] New D.C. charter school lottery eases but doesn’t eliminate waiting lists: http://watchdog.org/136254/dc-charter-lottery/

[92] Federal bill attempts to help replicate high-quality state charter schools: http://watchdog.org/136514/federal-bill-attempts-help-replicate-high-quality-state-charter-schools/

[93] Philadelphia schools awaiting taxes from city, state: http://watchdog.org/136705/school-tax-philly/

[94] ACLU alleges discrimination in 138 NJ districts: http://watchdog.org/136787/aclu-alleges-discrimination/

[95] MN anti-bullying bill could have unintended consequences: http://watchdog.org/137238/mn-anti-bullying-bill-unintended-consequences/

[96] Mississippi’s special needs bill to return next year: http://watchdog.org/137514/ms-special-needs/

[97] Illinois considers three-year ban on virtual charter schools: http://watchdog.org/137849/illinois-virtual-charter-ban/

[98] Violent Philly high school source of worry: http://watchdog.org/137995/violent-philly-school/

[99] Auditors examining troubled Philadelphia school district: http://watchdog.org/138355/state-audit-philly/

[100] Civil liberties organization sues to overturn anti-bullying law: http://watchdog.org/138625/sues-anti-bullying/

[101] Legal conflict over teacher seniority in Philly heats up: http://watchdog.org/138956/philadelphia-seniority/

[102] Academics, culture help mom choose private school: http://watchdog.org/138771/tennessee-mother-school/

[103] PA cyber charter schools could be funded by state, not districts: http://watchdog.org/139607/pa-cyber-charter/

[104] Arizona expands school choice program: http://watchdog.org/139927/arizona-school-choice-2/

[105] The sticky statistic of statewide charter school performance in PA: http://watchdog.org/140032/statewide-charter-school/

[106] Louisiana offers new vocational technical program: http://watchdog.org/140459/louisiana-vocational-technical/

[107] Benefits are driving high personnel costs in Philadelphia schools: http://watchdog.org/140494/benefits-philly/

[108] Educators look to grow with expanding Hispanic demographic: http://watchdog.org/140856/educators-look-grow-expanding-hispanic-demographic/

[109] Philadelphia flexes muscle over charter schools: http://watchdog.org/140963/charter-schools-april/

[110] Philly school district facing another bleak budget: http://watchdog.org/141256/philly-budget-april/

[111] Andre Agassi dedicates Indianapolis charter school: http://watchdog.org/141339/andre-agassi-charter-school/

[112] For PA and neighboring states, school spending and graduation rates don’t add up: http://watchdog.org/141566/pa-graduation-rates/

[113] At long last, PA school buses could be getting a boost: http://watchdog.org/141770/pa-buses/

[114] Arizona charter schools need funding fix, proponents say: http://watchdog.org/141982/arizona-charter-schools/

[115] Progress reports for Philadelphia schools show uneven achievement: http://watchdog.org/142343/progress-reports/

[116] Teachers union opposes ‘Bad Teachers’: http://watchdog.org/142729/teachers-union-opposes/

[117] Governor’s plans to boost education funding falls short: http://watchdog.org/142858/shortfall-education-pa/

[118] Georgia’s school-choice program draws legal challenge: http://watchdog.org/142980/georgia-school-choice/

[119] Missouri parents want more choice in education: http://watchdog.org/143264/missouri-parents-choice/

[120] U.S. lawmakers to consider charter school bill: http://watchdog.org/143535/federal-charter-school/

[121] Florida’s school choice expansion awaits governor’s signature: http://watchdog.org/143754/florida-school-scholarship/

[122] PA charter schools may see drop in funding with new special education formula: http://watchdog.org/144041/pa-special-education/

[123] In Nevada, your child’s school records could cost $10K: http://watchdog.org/144081/nevada-school-records-10k/

[124] AG, lawmakers propose similar updates to PA charter school rules: http://watchdog.org/144202/auditor-charter-pa/

[125] NC school voucher program gets temporary green light: http://watchdog.org/144721/school-choice-voucher/

[126] Philly school district’s lack of transparency frustrates families: http://watchdog.org/145066/transparency-philly/

[127] Bullying motivates many parents to home-school, attorney says: http://watchdog.org/145101/public-school-bullying/

[128] Philadelphia City Council gambles to fund schools: http://watchdog.org/145550/gamble-philadelphia/

[129] PA Supreme Court pushes forward charter school’s lawsuit against Philly: http://watchdog.org/145856/lawsuit-school/

[130] Feds consider joining school choice game: http://watchdog.org/147626/federal-school-choice/

[131] Florida’s new school choice law likely to spark others: http://watchdog.org/155758/florida-school-choice/

[132] California teacher reform lawsuit sparks copycat, more likely to come: http://watchdog.org/156980/teacher-reform-lawsuit/

[133] School choice is popular — when parents know about it: http://watchdog.org/157993/school-choice-popular/

[134] What can private schools learn from charters?: http://watchdog.org/158738/private-school-charter/

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