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Harrisburg, PA: $400M increase for gen ed; $100M increase for SPED

Jan 7, 2019, Public News Service: Educators Urge Wolf to Up Funding for Special Education HARRISBURG, Pa. – Education advocates want Gov. Tom Wolf to include increased funding in the next state budget for some of the state's most marginalized students. A letter to the governor from the Education Law Center asks him to propose an increase of at least $400 million for basic education funding and $100 million for special education. … According to Reynelle Brown Staley, the center's policy director, from 2008 to 2016, special education costs in Pennsylvania increased by more than $1.5 billion, while state support for those costs increased by only $72 million, forcing local districts to make up the difference….

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