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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:43 AM

Sen. John DiSanto is pushing a bill that would create education savings accounts for parents whose public school performs in the bottom 15% statewide.
ABC Channel 27, Aug. 8, 2017
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:41 AM

School vouchers have failed multiple times to get enough support in Pennsylvania, but some GOP legislators are hoping a new school choice program may be the next accompaniment to charter schools and scholarship tax credits: Education Savings Accounts.  
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 8, 2017
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:45 AM

How each of Pennsylvania’s 14 cyber charter schools tracks attendance varies greatly — from 21st Century Cyber Charter School, where a point system equates to hours it should take students to complete an assignment, to Commonwealth Charter Academy, where attendance is calculated by when students log in along with their participation and contact made with teachers.
Public Source, Aug. 7, 2017
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:44 AM

Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is a fresh face in the state legislature. Job one for Ryan’s plan is reining in government spending. He is also working Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to get the federal government to pick up more of the tab for special needs children and special education. He insists the feds mandate certain costs but don’t fairly and properly fund them.
ABC Channel 27, Aug. 7, 2017
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:42 AM

Three State Senators, Representatives DiSanto, Scarnati III and Eichelberger plan to introduce legislation Tuesday, they say will help students attending low-achieving schools through the establishment of education savings accounts. 
CBS Channel 21, Aug. 7, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017 8:52 AM

“The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” --Article III, Section 14, Pennsylvania Constitution. The premise sounds so simple. Yet, if you ask 10 legislators what it means, you will get a dozen opinions. If you are a school director, none of those may be exactly what you want to hear. 
Bucks County Courier Times, Aug. 7, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017 8:50 AM

Will Pennsylvania become the next state to offer the latest iteration of a school voucher program? Freshman Sen. John DiSanto, a Republican from Dauphin County, on Tuesday intends to do his part to make that happen by unveiling his legislation to establish education savings accounts for those who live in attendance areas served by low-achieving public schools.
PennLive.com, Aug. 7, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017 8:49 AM

Tax increase proposals drew most of the attention when the state Senate approved a package of legislation late last month designed to bring Pennsylvania's budget stalemate to an end, but lawmakers also tacked on a provision that would give them more leverage during any future standoff with the governor.
Associated Press, Aug. 7, 2017
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Friday, August 4, 2017 8:33 AM

Pennsylvania's state treasurer Thursday authorized a short-term $750 million line of credit to keep the state's general fund from dipping into negative territory. Treasurer Joe Torsella says the state hasn't had to borrow that much so early in the fiscal year in 25 years.
PennLive.com, Aug. 3, 2017
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Friday, August 4, 2017 8:32 AM

Much of the debate in Harrisburg this summer has been centered on how Pennsylvania should overcome its $2.2 billion deficit. But, as usual, there has also been a great deal of focus on issues related to public school funding and policy.
WHYY Newsworks, Aug. 3, 2017
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