Pennsylvania’s future is in the hands of the next generation. Parents and students—not activist agendas—should drive the Commonwealth’s education policy. While policymakers have been entrusted with ensuring the next generation receives a quality education, parents should be empowered to choose the quality education that meets their unique child’s needs. Charter schools and tax credit scholarships are integral pieces of school choice, but more reforms are needed to make school choice a reality for all Pennsylvania students.

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As governor, Shapiro should give Pa. students a ‘lifeline’

  • Stephen Bloom
  • December 11, 2022

Originally published in LNP After months of campaigning — all the rhetoric, the countless negative ads and the record-setting political spending — Pennsylvanians made a decision: We elected a…

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2022 PSSA Test Scores Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

  • November 29, 2022

November 29, 2022, Harrisburg Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) newly released 2022 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test score results show that our students have…

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Shapiro’s campaign promises offer blueprint for bipartisanship

  • Nathan Benefield
  • November 16, 2022

Originally published in The Patriot-News In the past few months, Pennsylvanians have seen their share of negative ads making radical claims—that one party is hell-bent on destroying democracy…

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Pittsburgh students need educational freedom, not more special interest funding

  • David P. Hardy
  • November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s leading gubernatorial candidates both support Lifeline Scholarships, a proposal to give students in underperforming schools around $7,000 in education funding. This is good news for Pittsburgh students, especially for those…

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Extracurriculars Keep Our Students Safe

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 21, 2022

Originally published at The Philadelphia Citizen The murder outside the Roxborough High School and Boys’ Latin junior varsity football scrimmage is a heinous tragedy. Five teenagers were shot,…

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What Shapiro and Mastriano share in common

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • October 10, 2022

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer The outsize personalities in the Senate race are taking up the oxygen from Pennsylvania’s more mundane gubernatorial race — and that’s a problem.

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The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • September 26, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Daniel Nansi always dreamed that his daughter would go to school in America — until he landed in Philadelphia. Originally from Benin, a…

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Pennsylvania Schools Have a Student Shortage: Districts on Hiring Spree Even as Enrollment Falls

  • August 30, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – The Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania’s leading free-market public policy research organization, reported today that despite declining public school enrollments, Keystone State school funding has significantly increased fueling a significant…

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Pa. Back to School Education Trends

  • August 26, 2022

Overview As students head back to school, there are many claims of teacher shortages and funding shortfalls. In reality, public school spending is at a record high and Pennsylvania ranks…

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Why parents are choosing Black-led charter schools

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • August 22, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer For years, Black parents in Philadelphia have been pulling their kids out of traditional public schools and enrolling them in charters. As of…

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The historic expansion of tax credit scholarships is a win for our kids

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 31, 2022

Originally published in The Patriot-News Pennsylvania’s new state budget includes a historic $125 million expansion of two successful scholarship programs—the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship…

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How innovative education can help Pennsylvania’s economy

  • Gordon Tomb
  • July 20, 2022

Originally published in the Bucks County Courier Times Over two years after Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown of all “non-life-sustaining business,” Pennsylvania’s economy still struggles to recover. Pennsylvania has …

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