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Pennsylvania looks to new school funding formula, but the timeline is unclear

The main door of Colfax Elementary and Middle School in Squirrel Hill.
Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

On today’s episode of The Confluence:

Pennsylvania lawmakers will not appeal the Commonwealth Court ruling that found the state’s education funding model unconstitutional. This decision means that lawmakers now need to develop a new system to fund public education more equitably. We discuss new options for funding Pennsylvania’s education system and what lawmakers can learn from other states. Our guests include Ron Cowell, founder and senior fellow at the Education Policy and Leadership Center; Michael Griffith, senior researcher and policy analyst at the Learning Policy Institute; and Matthew Kelly, assistant professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. (0:00 - 22:30)

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. For those who have enjoyed listening to the show, find more episodes of The Confluence here, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Addison is a Junior at Point Park University, majoring in Broadcast Reporting. She is the News Director for Point Park's campus station, U-View Television and reports on the show Daybreak. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her cat, Soup.
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