Press Releases

Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:54 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is planning to hold five sessions across the state in December to discuss the recommendations.  Please click here to read the recommendations.

 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:54 PM

Pennsylvania's highest court says the right to personal privacy in government records is guaranteed by the state constitution, as it reversed a lower court ruling involving public school employees' home addresses.
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Source: Associated Press, Oct. 18, 2016.

 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:51 PM

Today, Secretary Pedro A. Rivera thanked hundreds of stakeholders for their involvement in a series of workgroup meetings to help develop Pennsylvania's plan to implement the federally approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 
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Source: Newswire, Oct. 18, 2016.

 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:50 PM

The nation’s high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2%, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 18, 2016.

 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:46 PM

State legislators are back to work for the next two weeks and pension reform may be on the table. Two competing plans are sitting in the House and the Senate, but no votes are scheduled.
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Source: CBS Channel 21, Oct. 17, 2016.

 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:36 PM

Some charter schools operate like islands — day-to-day they run independently of any higher or centralized power.  Others contract with a management organization — sometimes part of a big network, sometimes not. Sometimes for-profit, sometimes not.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Oct. 17, 2016.

 
Friday, October 14, 2016 9:48 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education on Thursday released School Performance Profile scores that measure the academic progress of 2,860 public schools across the state, including about 800 in the Philadelphia region.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 14, 2016.

 
Friday, October 14, 2016 9:40 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced the state Department of Health has provided 128 public high schools in Pennsylvania with free Narcan, a nasal spray that within minutes can reverse effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.
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Source: Education Week, Oct. 13, 2016.

 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:35 AM

The interactive map allows you to see how each of Pennsylvania's 500 school districts would be affected if lawmakers chose to implement the state's new funding formula more rapidly.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Oct. 13, 2016.

 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:34 AM

Seeking exemptions from the Pennsylvania Department of Education has become a familiar move for many of state’s 500 public school districts. Springfield's budget chief, Ken King, said the reason is simple.
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Source: NBC Channel 10, Oct. 12, 2016.

 
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