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Center on Regional Politics Policy Brief on Hold Harmless Education Finance Policies in the U.S.

As part of the University Consortium to Improve Public School Finance and Promote Economic Growth, CORP released a Policy Brief on “Hold Harmless Education Finance Policies in the U.S.: A Survey.” This brief looks at the policies toward hold harmless education funding in the 50 states finding that while 11 other states provide a hold harmless.. read more →

02 Dec 2014

Center on Regional Politics Fall 2014 Bulletin

Find the most recent issue of the CORP Bulletin for fall 2014 on the issue of public school finance in PA and an update on an arts funding partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. read more →

31 Oct 2014

CORP Publishes Policy Brief on Revenue Stability and Growth in Public School Finance

As part of the University Consortium to Improve Public School Finance and Promote Economic Growth, CORP released a Policy Brief on “Growth and Stability in Public School Revenue Sources: Can We Have Both?”  This report calls attention to the elasticity of property, sales, and incomes taxes, as well as their volatility along with a possible gas severance.. read more →

06 Oct 2014

PA Capital Semester Students Meet with Lt. Governor Cawley

This fall’s class of PA Capital Semester students met with Lieutenant Governor Cawley in his office at the Harrisburg Capitol Building.  A fellow Temple Owl, Lt. Gov. Cawley has made it a tradition to meet with each class of Temple interns.  The students always learn a lot. read more →

Harrisburg and DC Internships Info Session

IPA will host an information session on September 24, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm in 821 Anderson Hall on its internship semester programs in Harrisburg, PA and Washington, DC, respectively known as the PA Capital Semester and The Washington Semester.  A representative from The Washington Center, Temple’s partner in DC, will be on hand.. read more →

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

Read CORP’s latest in a series on public school finance

View our most recent publication in a continuing series on Pennsylvania public school finance: POLICY BRIEF: Explaining School Fund Balances: Are PA Schools, with $4.3 Billion in Reserve Funds, Really Flush? Just the (Dry) Facts | August 2014.  The Center on Regional Politics is part of a consortium of university and policy leaders across the state.. read more →

01 Aug 2014

Center on Regional Politics Summer 2014 Bulletin

Read the newest issue of the CORP Bulletin on public education finance in PA as well as an extra piece adapted from Jamie Vollmer on the increasing educational burden on our public schools. read more →

10 Jul 2014

PA Capital Semester Alumni

  Read about recent PA Capital Semester alumna, Margaret Durkin, who interned with the House Republican Urban Affairs Committee in fall 2013. read more →

CORP Issue Memos and Commentary on Public School Finance in PA

Read CORP’s newest works on public school finance, both state and local share, and commentary on what we can learn from Pennsylvania’s history of funding public schools here. read more →

02 Jun 2014