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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

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

IPA’s Washington Semester in the Temple News

IPA’s Washington Semester internship program in the Temple News. read more →

05 May 2014

Center on Regional Politics Winter/Spring Bulletin

Find the new issue of the Center on Regional Politics Bulletin on public pensions and public education finance here. read more →

19 Apr 2014

Congrats to Relvi Mehmeti of the PA Capital Semester

Congratulations to Relvi Mehmeti, Temple senior, and PA Capital Semester intern, for the successful completion of his original legislation presentation as part of the Bipartisan Management Committee fellowship in the PA House. read more →

Washington Semester Student Blog

See the blog of a current Temple student in the Washington Semester program.  This opportunity is available to all Temple students regardless of major, and is offered fall, spring, and summer semesters. read more →

10 Feb 2014

IPA Politics and Public Policy Internships Info Session

Learn about the opportunities for internships in politics and public policy through the Institute for Public Affairs’ programs in Washington, DC and Harrisburg, PA–October 29, 2013 from 12 to 2 pm in 821 Anderson Hall.  Lunch will be provided and students are welcome to stop by at any time. read more →

17 Oct 2013