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CORP’s latest: Statistical Supplement Comparing Unassigned Fund Balances and Aid Ratios for PA’s School Districts

This spreadsheet supplements CORP’s Policy Brief explaining school district fund balances.  It shows all 500 school districts by the percentage their unassigned fund balances represent of their FY 2012-13 total expenditures, ranking them from largest to smallest.  Caution should be used in interpreting the significance of unassigned fund balances for individual districts based solely on these rankings,.. read more →

27 Aug 2014

CORP Commentary: How to Fund Schools and Public Pensions

Review CORP’s latest commentary on the school funding and pension crisis facing Philadelphia.  The statement,“How to Fund Schools and Public Pensions: A Path for Philadelphia, a Model for the State?” is now available here and under CORP’s publications. read more →

22 Aug 2013

Update on PA Capital Semester Alums

Our PA Capital Semester students are an impressive group.  Read about what the program has done for some of our students. read more →

Temple Center on Regional Politics and The Pew Charitable Trusts to hold Philadelphia Tax Symposium May 3

The event will feature tax-policy experts, business and community leaders, government officials, and a group of bi-partisan city and state elected officials. A first panel discussion, moderated by Steve Highsmith, host of NBC 10’s weekly program, NBC10 @Issue, will focus on Philadelphia’s tax structure, tax policy, and various ideas for changing them. The second panel discussion,.. read more →

29 Apr 2013