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Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:27 PM

As the nation responds to the aftermath of another spate of high-profile police-related shootings, educators are wading, once again, into thorny issues of police violence, bias, and America's still unfinished struggle with race.
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Source: Education Week, July 18, 2016.

 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:55 PM

A new report argues that school districts statewide may appear to have healthy fund balances, but that a closer look shows most — including eight of 11 in Luzerne County — have reserves below what most experts recommend as a minimum level.

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Source: Times Leader, July 17, 2016.

 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:54 PM

As co-chairman of the bipartisan commission that helped implement a new education funding formula, state Rep. Mike Vereb believes there's a way to save money that flows into education. 

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Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, July 17, 2016.

 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:53 PM

Public school children spend too much time on standardized tests. That's become a common refrain in Lancaster County and across the nation. 
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Source: LancasterOnline, July 18, 2016.


 
Monday, July 18, 2016 11:52 AM

The House of Representatives had just finished voting the final pieces into place for Pennsylvania's 2016-17 budget package, and Majority Leader Dave Reed walked next door in the Capitol to share congratulations with Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Source: Associated Press, July 17, 2016.

 
Monday, July 18, 2016 11:51 AM

Charter schools that participate in the state’s teacher pension system are supposed to make quarterly contributions to the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, July 15, 2016.

 
Monday, July 18, 2016 11:49 AM

U.S. Secretary John King Jr. finds Pennsylvania's 30- to 40-point achievement gap between white students and minority groups National Assessment of Educational Progress scores to be disturbing and wants to know what the state plans to do to narrow it.
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Source: PennLive.com, July 15, 2016.

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:49 AM

A bill that would substantially revise Pennsylvania's charter school law for the first time since its inception nearly twenty years ago is being hotly debated in the capitol.
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, July 13, 2016.

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:48 AM

State government began operating Tuesday under a $31 billion election-year spending bill that nevertheless lacks the tax collections to sustain it for the entire fiscal year, and lawmakers say they are scrambling to fix that before it draws a lawsuit or bond downgrade.  
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Source: Associated Press, July 12, 2016.


 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:46 AM

There will be no repeat of last year’s nine-month budget debacle in Pennsylvania.That’s the good news from Harrisburg. Surprised? If that’s the case, relax. Some things in the capital have not changed. We still don’t know how we’re going to pay for it all.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, July 12, 2016.

 
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