Education

See how much funding your Pa. school district is owed, according to a new report

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The report was prepared for a Commonwealth Court judge as part of an ongoing suit that contends Pennsylvania is failing to provide a “thorough and efficient” system of education.
The report was prepared for a Commonwealth Court judge as part of an ongoing suit that contends Pennsylvania is failing to provide a “thorough and efficient” system of education.
TIM TAI / Philadelphia Inquirer

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A new analysis of state data shows widening gaps in education spending between affluent and poor communities — and divides in academic performance.

The report was prepared for a Commonwealth Court judge as part of an ongoing suit that contends Pennsylvania is failing to provide a “thorough and efficient” system of education. Among its findings: on average, the poorest 20% of school districts have $7,866 less per student than the wealthiest 20%.

Use the chart below to see how much your school district is owed, according to the new analysis.

>>READ MORE: Pennsylvania schools need an additional $4.6 billion to close education gaps, new analysis finds

Maddie Hanna of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Spotlight PA’s Cynthia Fernandez contributed reporting.

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