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Gov. Tom Wolf continues his commitment with proposed budget

We’re pleased that the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf continues his commitment to restore funding to public education, and if the legislators agree, will place funding at its highest level since the draconian cuts of 2011-12. Key investments in K- 12 education and school breakfast programs that support students in need are a high priority in the coming year.

Included is an increase of $100 million for basic education, $75 million for early childhood programs, $25 million for special education, and $2 million for school breakfast programs, which will also draw down additional federal dollars.

A vote by the PA Legislature is due by June 30. If the bill passes as is, it will mean that $500 million will have been added to K-12 education funding, $20 million in federal funds will have been drawn down for a school breakfast initiative, and the state will have restored 90 percent of those 2011-12 funding cuts over the past three years.

Check out the specifics below and let your legislators know you support public education in Pennsylvania! http://www.legis.state.pa.us/…/leg…/home/findyourlegislator/

28Jul
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School Choice Or Neighborhood Public Schools?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first 100 days confirmed our fears – she is unqualified for the job and intent on destroying public education. We should not allow Congress to divert scarce...

11Jul
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Talk Philly: CAPS Council For Advancement Of Public Schools

Council for the Advancement of Public Schools works to promote the value and quality of public education in Bucks and Montgomery counties through a wide range of activities that highlight the positive...

05Jul
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CentennialX – Expanding the Educational Paradigm

#CentennialX is gearing up for its opening day on July 6, with William Tennent welcoming students from Upper Dublin High School, who will join this incubator/accelerator, to generate new ideas under the...

26Jun
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We Will Provide a Quality Education for Our Kids

The state budget, scheduled to be voted upon before the end of the month, is critically important to public education. In this video, you’ll learn how budget cuts in the previous administration...

01Jun
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Our Investment is the Kids- Bottom Line

The diversity in the public schools of Bucks and Montgomery counties lays the groundwork for our students to become active and engaged citizens. Surrounded by people from different backgrounds and belief...

31May
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Inside the Mind of a Teacher

Do you ever wonder what makes the schools of Bucks and Montgomery counties so exceptional? We’re proud that so much of it has to do with the commitment and passion that our educators bring to the...

09May
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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7 to 13, Celebrates the Accomplishments of Area Teachers

During Teacher Appreciation Week, the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) salutes the public school teachers of Bucks and Montgomery counties and gives a special nod to Becky Geremia of...

11Apr
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Demand Charter School’s Accountability!

Watch the conversation that took place about #CharterSchoolaccountability recently when Montgomery County Rep. Steve McCarter; Assistant Superintendent of North Penn, Dr. Diane Holben; and teachers Kitty...

11Apr
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What impact can Betsy DeVos have on our schools?

What impact could the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have on a variety of initiatives and programs? While she may not have quite as much control of public school systems as expected, she still...