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William Penn SD Takes the Stand in PA School Funding Trial

WHYY: Panther Valley
Dani Fresh/Dani Fresh
Inside the classrooms, teachers have masked the crumbling building with brightly colored rugs, decorations, reading and play nooks, and educational materials.

A kindergarten teacher from the William Penn School District in Delaware County was the latest witness in the landmark trial over Pennsylvania’s system for funding public education. WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Mallory Falk reports the district is one of several plaintiffs in the suit.

(Original air-date: 12/24/21)

Mallory Falk is an education reporter as part of WHYY’s Keystone Crossroads team. She was previously based in El Paso, Texas, where she covered immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border for KERA News and the Texas Newsroom. She also served as the first-ever education reporter for WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio. A born and bred Pittsburgher, Mallory is thrilled to share education stories from across the state.