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A recent Standard & Poor’s study found that consolidating smaller school districts within a certain population range could potentially save tens of millions of dollars annually across the state. ...Read more
Research shows, among other benefits of early learning, increased earning power for parents. The community at large benefits in several ways, including a direct and indirect economic impact and decreased spending on public programs, including education and social services. ...Read more
Quality early learning opportunities – where children learn how to learn –is increasingly recognized as an essential part of the education continuum that extends through adulthood. ...Read more
Assuring access to high quality early learning opportunities for pre-school children benefits the child, family, community, and taxpayers. A review of the research shows how. ...Read more
Early learning is linked to the state's future vitality, and the research demonstrates that connection in a very quantifiable way. ...Read more
Education is a big-ticket item in the state’s General Fund Budget. IssuesPA takes a closer look at the budget, with a focus on the proposed spending for education. ...Read more
Pennsylvania’s universities are terrific economic and social assets, both regionally and statewide. But what’s the bottom line impact on their host municipalities? IssuesPA takes a closer look. ...Read more
Pennsylvania’s annual state budget comes with strings attached – it must be balanced and it must be passed on time, or the state loses its power to spend state government dollars. Here’s an IssuesPA budget primer. ...Read more
Collecting taxes is a necessary function of local government. In Pennsylvania, who does it and how it is done aren’t consistent across government entities. Here’s a primer from IssuesPA. ...Read more