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FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL COMCAST ACTION

Our schools, once again, are opening with uncertain funding and without the resources to offer all children a quality education.   One front in the struggle is getting corporations to pay their fair share.   In Philadelphia that fight is … Continue reading

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PCAPS Planning First Week of School Actions

Philadelphia schools will open in several weeks, that much seems certain. But, once again, adequate funding is uncertain and we are a long way from creating the kind of schools our children deserve. WE NEED A STATE BUDGET TO FULLY … Continue reading

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The Fight For A Fair Budget Continues!

photo credit: Garret Ettinger Following a bus tour for education funding that visited more than a dozen communities across the state, over fifty people, beginning on June 29th,  staged a week long occupation in Harrisburg demanding the Republican dominated legislature … Continue reading

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Faces of the State Tour for Education Funding

For the last week the PA Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools has gone to seven communities to rally for a state budget that will provide funding for the schools our children deserve.  The tour continues this week, ending in Harrisburg … Continue reading

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Day One of the Bus Tour for the Schools Our Children Deserve

The bus sprung a gas leak, the clouds threatened rain, but the Pennslyvania Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools bus tour launched anyway at Spring Garden School. Speakers including Pastor Mark Tyler from Mother Bethel AME Church and POWER, Jerry Jordan, … Continue reading

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Comcast Needs To Pay It’s Fair Share

A broad coalition, including PCAPS, held a press conference yesterday at City Hall, then spread out to lobby Council members to press Comcast to extend internet access and support our schools as part of a franchise agreement with the City. … Continue reading

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Rally for The Schools Our Children Deserve!

Monday, June 15th, 3:30p.m. Spring Garden School 1146 Melon St Kick Off Of The State Bus Tour for School Funding Students Painting Bus in Pittsburgh for its trip around the state Schools like Spring Garden Elementary have been hard hit … Continue reading

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Fair Funding Needed From City Council

PCAPS is trying to set up meetings and organize lobbying of Council. If you can help let us know.                            What We Want From City Council 1.We recognize and appreciate Council’s past support in stepping in to fill the gap … Continue reading

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YUC Students Press Demand To Make Kensington Urban a Community School

Students came to City Council yesterday to make their case that the District needs to keep the Kensington small schools intact and, beginning with Kensington Urban Education, transform them into sustainable community schools. Unfortunately by the time they got to … Continue reading

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Come To City Council Budget Hearings This Wednesday

YUC students outside Kensington CAPA last year Support Youth United for Change: Don’t Close Kensington Urban Education High, Demand the Schools Our Families Need: Sustainable, Community Schools Full, Fair Funding for Our Schools – Corporations and the rich need to … Continue reading

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