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Monday, November 14, 2016 2:07 PM

While the increased tilt of the Legislature may not bode well for Democrats, it may mean the state can take another substantial whack at fixing the public pension crisis.

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Source: The Sharon Herald, Nov. 14, 2016.

 
Monday, November 14, 2016 2:07 PM

Despite its less punitive nature and new aspects that will require schools to work individually with students to better understand the reasons for truancy, the new law still has some critics. 

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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 13, 2016.

 
Monday, November 14, 2016 1:47 PM

Some school districts have seen artificial turf as an investment and community asset, others have found it difficult to justify the expense, which is often well over half a million dollars.
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Source: Altoona Mirror, Nov. 14, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:55 PM

Below is an outline of plans, policies and thoughts on education from President-elect Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Carol Hill-Evans, the York City Council president who was elected to the state House for the 95th District.

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Source: York Dispatch, Nov. 9, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:54 PM

Republicans have kept their control of Congress, according to election returns reported Tuesday night, meaning that the push by GOP lawmakers against what it perceives as heavy-handed oversight by the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act will likely continue. 

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Source: Education Week, Nov. 9, 2016.

 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:08 PM

"Common Core is a total disaster. We can't let it continue." So said presidential candidate Donald J. Trump in a campaign ad on his website. The question for President-elect Trump and for the millions of teachers, parents and students living in Common Core states is pretty simple: Can he do it? Can he get rid of the Core standards?
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Source: NPR.org, Nov. 10, 2016.

 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:30 AM

Pedro Rivera squatted on a multicolored carpet, chanting an alphabet rap with 20 pre-kindergarten students in a new classroom at Lafeyette Elementary School in Lancaster city. Rivera joined a panel of local and state leaders at the School District of Lancaster school Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new classrooms and a roundtable discussion on pre-K funding.
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Source: Lancaster Online, Nov. 8, 2016.

 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:04 AM

The Abington Heights School District is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit that alleges the district violated the rights of a special education student who was expelled in 2011 for bringing synthetic marijuana to school.?

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Nov. 8, 2016.

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15 AM

A Northeast region lawmaker is pursuing several initiatives to better prepare career and technical education students for higher-paying trade jobs.

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Source: Citizens Voice, Nov. 7, 2016.

 
Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15 AM

Republicans in the state House and Senate waited until Oct. 25 to take up a bill to change the pension system for new state employees. Under the bill, future employees of state government and public schools would have been offered the option of three plans. 

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Source: York Dispatch, Nov. 5, 2016. 

 
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