Earthquake relief would gain funding and public education would lose funding in updated budget requests Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted to the Legislature. One supplemental budget request includes $37 million in state spending for the earthquake response. Another $102 million will come from the federal government.
Many school districts across Pennsylvania say that budget stress is causing them to raise property taxes and cut school programs, according to a new annual survey. The report targets the rise of mandated expenses such as pension obligations, special education costs and charter school payments as key drivers of budget woes.
Continuous reflection and learning are needed to move schools forward now. The world is changing. Jobs are changing. Expectations are changing. As such, teaching, learning and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals, says guest columnist Eric Sheninger, a senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education and a featured speaker at DA’s FETC 2020.