Press Releases

Monday, May 15, 2017 9:59 AM

The bill passed by the U.S. House to repeal the Affordable Care Act, now being considered by the Senate, would make deep cuts to Medicaid — which threatens millions in special education dollars for local school districts.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 15, 2017
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Friday, May 12, 2017 8:54 AM

Wendy Robinson wants to make one thing very clear. As the long-serving superintendent of Fort Wayne public schools, Indiana's largest district, she is not afraid of competition from private schools.
NPR.org, May 12, 2017
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Friday, May 12, 2017 8:53 AM

Charter schools have been around for 20 years but the law that created them has changed little. It’s time for some meaningful reforms. House Bill 97, however, is not the legislation to do that.
Scranton Times-Tribune, May 11, 2017
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:59 AM

The taxpayers of Pennsylvania are being asked to pony up their hard-earned dollars to support charter schools in what amounts to a rigged contest. Charter schools are public schools that have been designed by state law and regulation to differ significantly from traditional public schools. Charter schools were authorized in Pennsylvania in 1997, and since then the state has followed the national trend toward privatizing education in the name of providing innovation and school choice.
Reading Eagle, May 10, 2017
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:53 AM

Children have been denied food, made to do chores and singled out if they are unable to pay for their school lunches. A bill being drafted in the Pennsylvania Senate aims to combat the practice of "lunch shaming."
PennLive.com, May 10, 2017
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:36 AM

Quincy Smart, a freshman in a high school near Pittsburgh, stood outside the state Capitol on Tuesday. He was there with other students and the group CeaseFire Pennsylvania to ask lawmakers to vote no on Senate Bill 383. The measure would allow school employees to carry guns.
ABC Channel 27, May 9, 2017
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:34 AM

Should all students be required to take driver’s education to get their licenses? That was a topic of conversation among driving professionals at the Pennsylvania State Driving Competition for teens in Cumberland County.
ABC Channel 27, May 9, 2017
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:00 AM

The Pennsylvania Senate gave swift and easy passage Monday to a bill that would extend "good Samaritan" immunity to school bus drivers and crossing guards called upon to administer auto-injectors like EpiPens to students.
PennLive.com, May 8, 2017
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:59 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by advocates for early childhood education Monday to defend his plan to boost Pre-K funding by $75 million.
Sharon Herald, May 9, 2017
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Monday, May 8, 2017 9:00 AM

Each year, thousands of high school sports booster clubs across Pennsylvania spend countless hours raising money for uniforms, trips and equipment for student athletes. But there’s no mandated oversight of the groups -- or the money they raise -- and state and local leaders say there’s no easy solution.
Beaver County Times, May 8, 2017
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