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Essential Pittsburgh: Closing the Public School Funding Gap Across PA's Diverse Districts

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The National Forum on Education Statistics reports Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between wealthy and poor school districts. Ensuring every student in PA has access to a quality education, regardless of where they live, is the goal of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding. As state legislators prepare for budget talks we’ll address the need for a new public school funding formula with Patrick Dowd, executive director of Allies for Children and Cheryl Kleiman, attorney with the Education Law Center.

Dowd discusses the goal of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding: 

“We have lots of different views on lots of different issues, but on this one we have a common agenda. We want to make sure that the Pennsylvania legislature adopts, by 2016, a fair funding formula for the students of public schools here in Pennsylvania.” –Patrick Dowd

Also, Sasha King explains how to become management material, and WESA's Liz Reid and the Tribune-Review's David Conti present a three-part series on smart meters for the home. 

On the Job: Stepping Into Management (starts at 24:47)

This month, Sasha King joins us to outline the ins and outs of managerial positions-- how to seamlessly transition from staff to management, while keeping co-workers in mind and new responsibilities in check. 

Smart Meters (starts at 36:22)

Today marks the debut of a three-part series WESA News is producing in conjunction with the Tribune Review.  WESA’s Liz Reid and the Tribune Review’s David Conti are taking an in-depth look at the personal, financial and societal impact smart meters will have on residents of the region.

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