Press Releases

Monday, April 11, 2016 10:50 AM

Lehigh Valley high schoolers can get a jump start on their college education this summer. Penn State Lehigh Valley is offering its first six-week summer dual-enrollment program for rising high school seniors over the summer. (Lehigh Co.)
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Source: Express-Times, April 1, 2016.


 
Friday, April 8, 2016 1:43 PM

So the state education budget is all wrapped up and school district finances back in order, right? Well, not so much, area business administrators say. 
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Source: Times Leader, April 7, 2016.


 
Friday, April 8, 2016 1:42 PM

Time, as the saying goes, is money. Nowhere is that truer than in Pennsylvania’s mounting pension debt.

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Source:
ABC Channel 27, April 7, 2016.

 
Friday, April 8, 2016 1:41 PM

The state budget is in place, and education funding is now being doled out to local school districts. And still, area school officials say financial difficulties remain.

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Source:
Bradford Era, April 7, 2016.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:42 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf has a different idea from Republican lawmakers on how the $5.9 billion included in the 2015-16 budget for basic education funding and Ready to Learn block grants should be distributed.
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Source: Pennlive.com, April 6, 2016.


 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:34 AM

After nine months without a state budget, payments — especially an increase — are welcome, superintendents said Wednesday. However, the leaders also said they have greater concerns, such as being reimbursed for construction projects or charter school costs.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, April 7, 2016.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:28 AM

Pennsylvania's Democratic governor is disclosing how he'll split up state funding for education after deciding to let the budget take effect without his signature and vetoing a separate bill that included an education aid distribution formula.
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Source: Associated Press, April 5, 2016.

Read the governor's press release on basic education funding distribution.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:10 AM

has GOP Threatening a Lawsuit: If you think the battle over the 2015-16 state budget is over, think again. Gov. Tom Wolf opened up a new front in that nearly yearlong budget battle by announcing his administration plans to distribute the $200 million in new education funding included in the budget plan that he allowed to become law without his signature on March 28.
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Source: PennLive.com, April 5, 2016.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:07 AM

How much should state and district leaders rethink how they handle federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act? Quite a lot, according to those who eat, sleep, and breathe K-12 finance. 
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Source: Education Week, April 5, 2016.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:01 AM

Even though closure was brought to the 2015-16 state budget, school district officials from around the state gathered at the Capitol to remind Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers that their work is not done.  
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Source: PennLive.com, April 4, 2016.

 
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