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Monday, August 1, 2016 9:48 AM

About 50 years ago, the public education landscape in Pennsylvania went through a major overhaul, perhaps the largest since universal public education was introduced in the commonwealth in 1834. A pair of bills set in motion widespread consolidation of school districts, causing small, local districts to vanish, with large, merged districts taking their places.

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Source: Reading Eagle, July 31, 2016.

 
Monday, August 1, 2016 9:41 AM

The state Legislature not only has failed, but has refused to reform state pension systems that have become a festering rip-off of Pennsylvania taxpayers. 

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

 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:35 AM

When state lawmakers returned to their home districts last week after completing the 2016-17 budget, several high-profile bills were left in limbo. Among them are pension reform, updates to the state’s statutes of limitations on child sexual abuse cases, a proposal to tighten restrictions on abortion and the expansion of anti-discrimination protections to people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25, 2016.

 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:34 AM

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 27, 2016.


 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:33 AM

Take a look this summer inside some of America's garages, museums and libraries and you'll see that the "maker movement" is thriving. But the maker movement faces some big hurdles as it pushes into classrooms.
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Source: NPR.org, July 21, 2016.

 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:32 PM

A festering dispute over the state's 13 cyber schools, their funding and students' sagging test scores has reignited in Harrisburg and will continue into the fall.
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Source: Daily Item, July 20, 2016.

 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:31 PM

Urban school districts in Pennsylvania face a particularly cruel logic. They serve the poorest, most needy students, yet, when it comes to state funding per pupil, most of them don't make the top of the list.
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Source: WITF, July 21, 2016.

 
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.

 
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