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Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:08 PM

A diverse group of public interest groups rallied at the Capitol in Harrisburg Tuesday, throwing their support behind several targeted tax increases to solve the state's budget deficit with new investment, rather than spending cuts.

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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 31, 2017.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:06 AM

Sabbatical, sick and bereavement leaves have been a staple in public school educators' benefits package for decades because state law required them to be. Legislation that narrowly won Senate Education Committee approval on Tuesday would change that and allow them to become a topic at the bargaining table.

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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 31, 2017.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:06 AM

School officials in Bucks County criticized state lawmakers Tuesday for seeking to have greater control over property taxes while the commonwealth has been unable to get its own fiscal house in order.

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Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, Jan. 31, 2017.

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:04 AM

What's the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them sit out recess? Those are just a few of the issues in new guidelines designed to help schools have good recess. The recommendations come from a group called SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Source: NPR.org, Feb. 1, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:25 AM

As local school district officials work on budgets for next year, one expense continues to climb — even higher than once expected. State-required pension contributions remain one of the biggest, if not the biggest, expenses increasing in school district budgets, according to some local officials. 

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Source: York Daily Record, Jan. 25, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:11 AM

A three-judge panel's ruling issued Monday backed a prior decision letting student refugees choose where they want to enroll in the School District of Lancaster. The district was sued last July by the ACLU and Education Law Center on behalf of six student refugees over the age of 16.

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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Jan. 30, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:47 AM

President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has used her money and influence to promote charter schools and legalize private school vouchers in her home state of Michigan. In Pennsylvania, some lawmakers and private school administrators say they're waiting eagerly to see if DeVos' leadership of the U.S. Department of Education will trickle down to help the school choice cause closer to home.
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Source: Meadville Tribune, Jan. 30, 2017. 

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:43 AM
The proposed Property Tax Independence Act (SB76 - School Property Tax Elimination) would raise state personal income and sales taxes and expand the sales tax base to reduce school property taxes. Its impact varies depending on where you live. While property taxes would be reduced, not every Pennsylvanian's taxes will be cut. Many will pay MORE.

Click here for a Property Tax Statewide Fact Sheet. It will be used with legislators.
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 11:40 AM

On behalf of our organizations (the PA Principals Association, the PA Association of Intermediate Units, the PA Association of School Administrators, the PA Association of School Business Officials, the PA Association of Rural and Small Schools, the PA School Boards Association and the PA State Education Association) and the more than 200,000 Pennsylvanians we represent, we urge you to oppose a plan to eliminate school property taxes (commonly referred to as SB 76). While we recognize an overreliance on property taxes for school funding exists, complete elimination has dangerous, unintended consequences, and simply goes too far. The proposal would destabilize our public education funding system, create greater inequities, and enhance the divide between state-determined winners and losers.

 

 
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:56 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf said he’s excited to unveil his new budget to the state legislature and the commonwealth on Feb. 7.
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Source: Philadelphia Tribune, Jan. 27, 2017.

 
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