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Monday, March 13, 2017 10:18 AM

The state secretary of corrections has a lot of ideas about keeping people out of prison. But surprisingly, very few of them actually have to do with prison. "If I could fund one single program," John Wetzel said, "it would be early childhood education."

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Source: LancasterOnline, March 12, 2017.

 
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:18 AM

A recent report by the Education Law Center found years of state underfunding has led to widespread inequalities in Pennsylvania public schools.

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Source: KPVI Channel 6, March 10, 2017.

 
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:17 AM

The meeting at the Education Department came two weeks after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance that instructed schools to let students use bathrooms in line with their stated gender identity, not their assigned gender at birth.

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Source: Associated Press, March 9, 2017.


 
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:15 AM

The pension plan for more than 105,000 state employees and more than 127,000 retirees had strong investment returns in 2006. Yet the 6.5% in earnings as of Dec. 31 helps to demonstrate the failure of state lawmakers to reform the pension system. 

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Source: Citizens Voice, March 10, 2017.

 
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.

 
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