Philadelphia schools will get a $232 million increase, but the state opted not to codify a plan to close funding gaps between low-income and wealthy districts.

Philadelphia schools are slated to get a nearly $232 million increase in basic education funding under the new budget Gov. Josh Shapiro signed Thursday.

Deciding how much money to spend on K-12 education remains an obstacle to closing a budget deal in Harrisburg.

Increased state education spending now will more than pay for itself as more students graduate and attend college, report finds

The legislation would dramatically overhaul how Pennsylvania funds schools following a 2023 court ruling that declared the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.

The state House Education Committee approved a bill that would increase school funding to historically underfunded districts like Philly and reform spending on cyber charter schools.

Some residents are also pushing the City Council to increase the share of property taxes that go to public schools.

The district and school board have already held several meetings and votes on their $4.5 billion budget.

The new school board, nominated by Mayor Cherelle Parker, will be seated on May 1 and have its first action meeting May 30.

Shortly after going live, a new program to pay student teachers received thousands of applications. The state only allocated enough funding for some 700 people.

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Pennsylvania students must submit their state grant applications by May 1, but they need their FAFSAs processed by then. The federal government’s bungled rollout is making that a challenge.

Children First’s proposal could mean nearly $100 million in additional aid for the city’s public schools.

The Pennsylvania governor’s proposal for public school aid would set a record for a single-year increase.

School board members have voted in favor of Keystone Opportunity Zones despite their questions about the program.

The Basic Funding Commission recommended increasing spending on K-12 education by $5.4 billion over the next seven years to meet its constitutional mandate

The Basic Education Funding Commission’s report calls for a $5.1 billion increase over seven years, plus more spending on the teaching workforce and school facilities.

Advocates say the state must also boost aid for infrastructure needs and preschool to comply with a landmark court ruling last year.

The settlement with Aspira will end a disagreement over funding for two schools that didn’t follow student enrollment limits.

The commission will deliver a report to Gov. Josh Shapiro in November to guide development of a fairer, more adequate funding system.