PA School Choices is a project of The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). The project will provide parents and policymakers information about current K-12 school choices available for students in Pennsylvania, and will monitor and inform public and policymaker debate about ideas and specific proposals pertaining to state and local school choice policies in Pennsylvania.
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Check it Out! The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) has released the results of its second annual Education Issues Poll conducted in November 2012. Poll results show Pennsylvania voters continue to overwhelmingly value public education, support an increase in state funding for Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, and support public school choices, while opposing the use of taxpayer funds for private school tuition. The polling, commissioned by EPLC, was conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research, which is based in Harrisburg. Click here to see the results.
Additional School Choices Part of FY 2012-13 State Budget
- HB 1901 (Act 82 of 2012): Omnibus School Code bill includes “Open Campus Initiative“
- HB 1307 (Act 141 of 2012): Allows districts to convert elementary schools to charters, contract with educational management service provider, or pay tuition for students to attend another school district upon agreement of both districts; provides for fiscally distressed school districts.
- HB 761 (Act 85 of 2012): “Educational Improvement Tax Credit” and “Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit” programs. Click here for more details from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The School Choices Project of EPLC is supported by a generous grant from The Heinz Endowments