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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:37 AM

The House Republican majority proposed a state budget Monday that lines up with Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to boost the basic education subsidy by $100 million while seeking deeper cuts in agency spending.
Scranton Times-Tribune, April 4, 2017
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Monday, April 3, 2017 9:52 AM

Public school teachers who work full time for their collective bargaining agency would be barred from remaining on their district’s payroll under a bill approved by the Senate Education Committee last week.
Altoona Mirror, April 3, 2017
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Monday, April 3, 2017 9:50 AM

Approval of future school property tax hikes would need a super-majority vote from local school boards under a bill that cleared the Senate Education Committee last week.
Scranton Times-Tribune, April 2, 2017
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Monday, April 3, 2017 8:08 AM

Pennsylvania’s experiment with a high-stakes student test remains in limbo as state lawmakers digest the impact of the latest changes in education policy from Washington.
Philadelphia Tribune, March 31, 2017
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Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:36 AM

PA considers opioid abuse warnings and instruction in schools
Michigan lawmakers are considering requiring mandatory opioid abuse education in public schools as part of a package of bills aimed at combating the addiction and overdose epidemic in the state. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are considering similar bills.
Stateline, March 29, 2017
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Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:34 AM

Legislation that would require school boards to approve property tax increases by at least a 6-3 vote instead of a simple 5-4 majority won approval of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
PennLive.com, March 29, 2017
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:09 AM

The School District of Lancaster has reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania over the education of 17 to 21-year-old immigrant students.
CBS21, March 29, 2017
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:58 AM

A Berks County school board didn't back down when offered an exit from a federal lawsuit by attorneys for a student who said he was sexually harassed and his privacy violated when a transgender student was allowed to change in the same locker room, a published report says.
Lehigh Valley Live, March 29, 2017
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Friday, March 24, 2017 1:29 PM

Lawmakers and lobbyists are expressing modest optimism as state budget talks get underway a month after Gov. Tom Wolf laid out his $32.3 billion spending plan for 2017-18.
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Source: Sharon Herald, March 24, 2017.

 
Friday, March 24, 2017 1:23 PM

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, who nearly a month ago rejected the Erie SD's $31.8 million financial recovery plan, is holding out hope that the district's new plan will gain his support. But he said a lot must happen first.

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Source: Erie Times-News, March 23, 2017.

 
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