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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:45 PM

A recent court ruling overturning an exemption granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to a school district could prompt taxpayers in other parts of the state to file similar legal challenges, education experts said Thursday.

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Source: GantDaily.com, Sept. 3, 2016.

 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:45 PM

District officials said the substitute shortage is fueled by a precipitous drop in the number of people graduating with teaching degrees — fresh recruits who typically substitute to break into the field.
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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Sept. 2, 2016.


 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:59 AM

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled new rules, explaining to states and districts how they can prove they're spreading resources fairly between poor and less-poor schools.
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Source: NPR.org, Aug. 31, 2016.

 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:59 AM

If you think it takes a lot of money to get a child ready for school, consider how much money it takes to get a school ready for a child. Pennsylvania spends almost $30 billion per year educating about 1.7 million children. 
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Source: Allentown Morning Call, Aug. 30, 2016.


 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:58 AM

After analyzing dozens of K-12 math textbooks — and determining that most of the major publishers were selling subpar common-core products — the curriculum review group EdReports.org has now moved on to English/language arts materials.
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Source: Education Week, Aug. 30, 2016.

 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:13 AM

The special election for the position of NAESP Representative on the PA Principals Association Board of Directors ended on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The results were certified by Vote-Now and the Nominations Chair, Dr. Dina Wert. The successful candidate for the position is Margaret (Peg) S. Foster, principal of Fairview Elementary School in the Crestwood School District. Peg has held this position since 2013. Congratulations, Peg!

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:19 PM

The National Labor Relations Board decided in two separate cases last week that — as far as federal labor law is concerned — charter schools are not public schools but private corporations.
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Source: Washington Post, Aug. 30, 2016.

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:19 PM

This was the second year for the new PSSA exam which tests students in grades 3-8 in math, English, language arts and science. Matt says the new assessments are aligned to the PA Core standards and are successful so far.
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Source: ABC Channel 27, Aug. 31, 2016.

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:09 PM

Results of the annual Phi Delta Kappa International poll about K-12, released Monday, reported that 84% of Americans want officials to overhaul those struggling schools in some fashion, while just 14% say they prefer those schools to be shut down.
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Source: Education Week, Aug. 29, 2016.

 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:30 PM

After publishing our first story on school pensions last week, some readers felt we had blamed teachers for rising pensions costs and property taxes.  In fact, we made a chart that showed teachers and administrative staff have consistently paid into the pension system. It’s the state that has been less predictable. 
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Source: Public Source, Aug. 27, 2016.

 
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