Press Releases

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:50 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education hopes to alleviate testing pressure on students and teachers as the state prepares an education plan in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, a top department official told lawmakers Monday.

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, March 20, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:49 PM

President Donald Trump's budget plan for education has singled out several programs to be slimmed down or eliminated. But all we know right know is based on a mere two pages in a 62-page "skinny" federal budget the administration released last week. It doesn't necessarily detail all or even most of the cuts and additions Trump's team wants to make.
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Source: Education Week, March 20, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:35 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a devout advocate for school choice, will likely get an earful when she meets with state education officials Monday to discuss investing in the nation’s public schools.
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Source: Sharon Herald, March 20, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:34 AM

Legislation to change the way districts are funded, which school officials have railed against, is expected to be introduced by the end of the month.

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Source: Bucks County Courier Times, March 20, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:06 AM

One of Harrisburg's perennial headaches is heading back to the legislative spotlight as Senate Republican leaders work to push a familiar pension bill through the chamber.

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Source: WHYY Newsworks, March 20, 2017.

 
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:08 AM

Proponents of school choice in Pennsylvania are about the only ones cheering about President Trump's education budget proposal that slashes overall funding by $9.2 billion but includes an unprecedented federal investment in opening doors to alternatives to traditional public schools.

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Source: PennLive.com, March 16, 2017.

 
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:07 AM

Public resources devoted to education typically lean in favor of wealthier communities in Pennsylvania. But academic achievement doesn't have to, some educators say. 

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Source: Bucks County Courier Times, March 17, 2017.

 
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:03 AM

Yesterday President Trump released a proposed 2018 budget that calls for a $9 billion, or 13.5% cut for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Source: NPR.org, March 16, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:07 PM

On Thursday, the Trump administration released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government's spending.
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Source: Washington Post, March 16, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:58 PM

One of Michelle Obama's signature accomplishments as first lady may be in jeopardy under the Trump administration. A key lobbying group, the School Nutrition Association, released recommendations earlier this month to scale back federal nutrition standards she championed and were set under the Obama administration. 

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Source: PAHomepage.com, March 15, 2017.

 
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