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Video and Discussion on Weighted Student Funding Wednesday

"Fund the Child"?

Philadelphia Public School Notebook invites you to a video screening and discussion on "weighted student funding"

Wednesday, January 7, 6 pm Moore College of Art – 20th St. and Ben Franklin Parkway 4th floor – Wilson Hall (next door to the Academy of Natural Sciences)

In 2006, the Center for American Progress hosted and videotaped a debate among education experts – including Arlene Ackerman and Rod Paige – emceed by John Merrow, on the idea of allocating school funds through a "weighted student funding" approach. The video is a lively exchange about the merits and possible pitfalls of this funding allocation system, implemented by Dr. Ackerman and others in several urban school districts around the country.

Under weighted student funding, formulas are established where schools are allocated more money for students with greater needs (ie, students in poverty or English language learners). This approach is under consideration in Philadelphia.

The video will be followed by a discussion – a chance for local activists and anyone concerned about public schools to exchange views on weighted student funding as a strategy for advancing educational quality and equity in Philadelphia. Please join us to inform yourself and engage in this important conversation!

Any members who would like to attend please contact Megan or Phill!!

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