Higher Education

Wages Are Higher for Better Educated WorkersIssue Spotlight: Investing in Education & the Economy

There is a strong link between the educational attainment of a state’s workforce and both productivity and workers’ pay, according to a new study from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN). Expanding access to high-quality education will create more economic opportunity for Pennsylvania residents and do more to strengthen the state’s overall economy than anything else.

Investing in Education: Read a Press Release on the Study

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August 22, 2013

Keystone Research CenterThe best way for Pennsylvania to grow its economy is by investing in a well-educated workforce, according to a new study from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).

July 9, 2013

The Pennsylvania Legislature has approved and the Governor has signed a 2013-14 state budget that spends $28.376 billion. The plan includes a small increase to basic education funding, $122.5 million overall. Read PBPC's full analysis.

Updated: February 20, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget of $28.4 billion — up $400 million, or 1%, from the budget in place when he took office in January 2011. Read PBPC's detailed analysis of the proposal.

February 11, 2013

The Governor’s 2013-14 budget provides a small increase to the basic education subsidy, but overall funding for K-12 classrooms and higher education would remain well below 2010-11 levels.

February 5, 2013

Total Pre-K through 12 education funding in Pennsylvania will reach $10 billion under the Governor's proposed 2013-14 budget, but classroom funding remains below 2010-11 levels. Higher education, meanwhile, is flat funded. Check out our education infographics.

February 5, 2013

The governor’s budget does little to reduce the trend of disinvestment in Pennsylvania schools and communities. It relies heavily on speculative and one-time sources of funding, and proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to local taxpayers. Read PBPC's media statement.

June 29, 2012

The plan largely resembles a Senate-passed budget, spending below 2008-09 levels. It excludes plans to block grant education funding and county human services. Get line item details, funding by school district and more.

June 26, 2012

Accountability block grants will be flat-funded at $100 million, and higher education funding is restored to current year levels. Get more details, including education funding by school district.

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