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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.

 
Friday, March 24, 2017 1:17 PM

Amid a steady drumbeat of reports on cyber-espionage and election-related hackings, lawmakers are wrestling with questions of how to best protect the country from digital threats and address a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers.

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Source: Education Week, March 21, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:07 AM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of students with learning disabilities, requiring public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.
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Source: Associated Press, March 23, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:06 AM

Every child in Pennsylvania is offered an education through their local school district, but not every district is able to provide the same opportunities. A lot depends on the where the student lives.

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Source: WHYY Keystone Crossroads, March 23, 2017.

 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:58 AM

Pennsylvania funds school districts by significantly limiting property taxes seems like a good idea. Property tax relief? Who doesn’t want to pay lower taxes? But under the proposal, the only thing lowered on taxpayers would be the boom.

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Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, March 21, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:50 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education hopes to alleviate testing pressure on students and teachers as the state prepares an education plan in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, a top department official told lawmakers Monday.

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, March 20, 2017.

 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:49 PM

President Donald Trump's budget plan for education has singled out several programs to be slimmed down or eliminated. But all we know right know is based on a mere two pages in a 62-page "skinny" federal budget the administration released last week. It doesn't necessarily detail all or even most of the cuts and additions Trump's team wants to make.
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Source: Education Week, March 20, 2017.

 
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