Month: March 2016

RFA’s Kate Shaw Testifies at Phila. City Council

RFA’s executive director, Kate Shaw, delivered testimony on February 18, 2016 to the Philadelphia City Council hearing on the impact of state budget cuts on the city’s schools. RFA shared statewide data collected in collaboration with PASA and PASBO on the ways in which districts across PA have responded to decreased state investment and rising mandated costs. Research tells us that these impacts have been felt most in high-poverty districts like Philadelphia.

You can read RFA’s testimony here, and learn more about our statewide survey in the most recent PASA-PASBO Report on School District Budgets here.