Pa. shortchanged its poorest school districts in giving out federal CARES Act money, report says

Despite having a formula that directs state aid to districts with greater shares of students in poverty, among other factors, Pennsylvania didn’t do so for $175 million in CARES Act funding. Instead, it gave every district the same base amount of aid, then additional money based on enrollment — a process that resulted in the poorest districts receiving less funding than their more affluent counterparts, according to the Keystone Research Center. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)


Renting an apartment in Pennsylvania with a criminal record: Landlord and tenant rights

Many landlords perform criminal background checks as part of the application process, and having a criminal record can legally be grounds for denial. In large part, that’s due to people with criminal records not being considered a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, which federally outlaws discrimination against housing applicants based on race, age, religion, and other factors. There are, however, some limited protections. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)