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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:36 AM

A lawyer for the Lancaster City SD told a federal appeals court Monday that a lower court erred last summer when it paved the way for five refugee children with limited English proficiency to attend the city's public high school instead of the for-profit school to which they were assigned. The case has national significance. 
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:59 AM

The education world is sharply divided over President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of a school-choice champion for secretary of education.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6, 2016.

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:20 AM

When the state Independent Fiscal Office was created following a lengthy budget stalemate in 2009, few could have foreseen the extent to which Pennsylvania would become mired in chronic fiscal problems in the years since.
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Source: Republican Herald, Dec. 4, 2016.

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:15 AM

Educators and students continue to navigate the world of standardized performance tests for subjects including math and English language arts.

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Source: York Dispatch, Dec. 4, 2016.

 
Monday, December 5, 2016 11:00 AM

The new federal education law gives states more latitude in deciding how to gauge school performance. As Pennsylvania sets standards for performance and accountability, it should consider language that would rate schools partly on how well their curricula, especially career and technical education programs, match local employers’ needs.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 5, 2016.

 
Friday, December 2, 2016 10:34 AM

"Below estimate." Those words, which strike fear into the hearts of Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Legislature, appear 13 times in the Department of Revenue's latest collections report.
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Source: Pennlive.com, Dec. 1, 2016.

 
Friday, December 2, 2016 10:33 AM

Attorneys for three transgender students want a federal judge to force a Pennsylvania school district to let the students use the restrooms of their choosing until their lawsuit over the issue is heard by the court or settled.

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Source: Associated Press, Dec. 1, 2016.

 
Friday, December 2, 2016 9:40 AM

Legislators, local school district business managers and members of planning and construction commissions gathered at Coebourn Elementary School recently to discuss the antiquated ways the state reimburses school districts for building costs.

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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, Dec. 1, 2016.

 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:42 AM

It's been nearly a decade since state lawmakers completely rewrote the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, making fundamental changes to what had widely been considered among the nation's weakest legislation on access to government records.

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Source: Associated Press, Nov. 30, 2016.


 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:41 AM

A controversial practice in the Selinsgrove Area SD (Snyder Co.) that permits transgender students to use the bathroom and lockers of their choice will be topic of community forum Wednesday evening.

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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 29, 2016.

 
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