Public schools in Pennsylvania spent an estimated $35.5 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.
The number of youths in foster care in Pennsylvania at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 16,566, a 1.9 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Pennsylvania is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Harrisburg Area Community College, University of Phoenix-Pennsylvania and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in Pennsylvania, according to an analysis of federal data.
Public schools in Pennsylvania spent $18,028 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the eighth highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.
Pennsylvania residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11.4 percent of the state’s population, the 26th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.