Press Releases

Monday, March 6, 2017 11:02 AM

With Betsy Devos, a big charter school advocate, occupying the nation’s highest education office, there is growing expectation that it may soon become easier for parents to choose nonpublic schools.  

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Source: LancasterOnline, March 5, 2017.

 
Monday, March 6, 2017 11:02 AM

Area school district administrators say they are working to determine what bathrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use after the Trump administration last week reversed guidance by the Obama administration about the issue, removing federal protections that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities.

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Source: Observer-Reporter, March 3, 2017.

 
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:07 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has posted the SAT college entrance exam scores for school districts throughout the state where the test was administered in 2016.
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Source: WTAE Channel 4, March 3, 2017.

 
Friday, March 3, 2017 9:53 AM

President Donald Trump will be visiting a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, sending a clear sign that his education agenda will focus on school choice.

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Source: NBC10, March 3, 2017.


 
Friday, March 3, 2017 9:51 AM

A group of transgender youth from across the state convened Thursday in Harrisburg in an emergency meeting to discuss issues impacting their community just days after the Trump administration struck down guidelines that protect transgender students in public schools.

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Source: Pennlive.com, March 2, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:53 AM

State and federal lawmakers in Pennsylvania want to crack down on landlords who receive federal subsidies but short school districts on their taxes. They argue delinquency unfairly burdens law-abiding taxpayers, who are tapped to recover the losses.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, March 2, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:52 AM

Few people may associate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — sometimes derided as "Obamacare" — with school districts and school-age children. But scrapping the ACA or revamping it significantly, a long-standing Republican priority, could have serious implications for everything from student mental-health services to the hiring of substitute teachers.

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Source: Education Week, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:48 AM

We're all familiar with the term "hidden in plain sight." Well, there may be no better way to describe the nation's 6,900 charter schools.

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Source: NPR.org, March 1, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:50 AM

President Donald Trump used his first speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday to frame education as "the civil rights issue of our time" — a line used by other leaders in both parties, including former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. 

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Source: Education Week, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:49 AM

A recent report has given Pennsylvania a failing grade for its efforts to protect children from high levels of lead in the water at their schools.

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Source: WITF.org, Feb. 28, 2017.

 
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