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In case you missed it: this week's good reads about Pennsylvania cities

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Caution tape marks the verge of a bridge replacement in Curtin Township in Centre County on Route 1002.

Keystone Crossroads publishes a weekly roundup of links related to Pennsylvania cities. 

It's Friday, which means it's time for our roundup of recommended reading from this week.

Don't miss our TV program: Keystone Crossroads: Bridging our Communities

Education

We launched a new series of podcasts and "explainers" about Pa. school funding. First up: How much does Pennsylvania spend on public schools and how are costs shared? And: How are charter schools funded? Watch for more in the coming weeks.

State funding comes with strings: Pa. lawmaker wants to put chronically underperforming schools under state control.

Nerd Wallet uses data to rank Pa. school districts by "bang for your buck." Congratulations, Lewisburg! (The Daily Item)

The Washington Post on Pa. schools' inequality.

Parents and six school districts are claiming Pennsylvania's school funding system is unconstitutional—they're bringing their case to the state Supreme Court. (The Morning Call

Do Pa. scholarships funded through tax credits help or hurt?

Continue reading on Keystone Crossroads' website.

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