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Friday, January 27, 2017 9:49 AM

Looks like Gov. Wolf has his wish. As he starts the second half of his four-term as governor, Wolf gets to tackle a rather serious state budget turnaround effort.
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Source: PennLive.com, Jan. 27, 2017.

 
Friday, January 27, 2017 9:48 AM

Pennsylvania's grim state budget forecast is getting gloomier. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature are facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer, based on new projections by the state Legislature's Independent Fiscal Office.

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Source: Associated Press, Jan. 26, 2017.

 
Friday, January 27, 2017 9:47 AM

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, has promised that she would enforce federal laws meant to protect students with disabilities, a move meant to reassure senators, advocates and parents who were unsettled by positions she seemed to stake out at her recent confirmation hearing.

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Source: Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2017. 

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:13 AM

Just about two weeks before the governor gives his annual budget address, the state's Independent Fiscal Office has released an updated revenue report.

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Source: WITF.org, Jan. 26, 2017.

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:12 AM

The school choice debate in Pennsylvania may come to the foreground this legislative session with new Senate Education Committee Chairman John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, promising an aggressive agenda to evaluate and fund effective education options.

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Source: Altoona Mirror, Jan. 26, 2017.

 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:08 AM

The board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools unanimously passed a resolution tonight declaring itself a “sanctuary” campus. Immigration agents would not be permitted on school grounds without permission from the district’s law department and the superintendent under the motion, which pledges a “safe and supportive school environment” for students regardless of immigration status.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 25, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:49 AM

Warrior Run High School students and staff members have been recognized by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for the success of the district’s vocational program.

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Source: Sunbury Daily Item, Jan. 23, 2017.

 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:29 AM

President Donald Trump said less about education on the campaign trail than almost any major-party nominee in recent history, except for a high-profile proposal on single issue: school vouchers. But his ascendance to the White House could upend K-12 education in ways that are felt from the U.S. Department of Education’s headquarters in Washington to urban schools that serve big numbers of immigrant students.

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Source: Education Week, Jan. 23, 2017.

 
Monday, January 23, 2017 10:58 AM

As they wrestle with budgets for the 2017-18 school year, business administrators have been told by the state group that represents their interests to prepare a separate spending plan — one that significantly limits property taxes.

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Source: Bucks County Courier Times, Jan. 23, 2017.


 
Monday, January 23, 2017 10:57 AM

Local school districts have received millions in back payments they were owed by the state for construction and renovation projects.  “We’re very happy, very thrilled,” said Carbondale Area acting Superintendent and Business Manager David Cerra, who said the district would be in financial straits without the funding.

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


 
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