Press Releases

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:23 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he intends to veto a bill that would eliminate the “last in, first out” policy during teacher furloughs.
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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 10, 2016.

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:23 AM

As the Pennsylvania Senate passed a measure to allow school districts to lay off teachers based on performance, not seniority — and Gov. Tom Wolf threatened to veto it — elected and union officials voiced their positions on the issue.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, May 10, 2016.

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:22 AM

Congress is considering a rule change to the school-nutrition law that would bar thousands of schools from offering complimentary lunch to all students.
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Source: The Atlantic, May 9, 2016.


 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:13 AM

Republicans who control the state Legislature have pushed through a hotly contested bill to allow public schools to circumvent seniority when laying off teachers.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2016.


 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:12 AM

Because the state budget for fiscal 2015-16 wasn’t completed until two weeks ago, there is a reluctance to think deeply about the budget for fiscal 2016-17, which faces a June 30 passage deadline.

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Source: Citizens Voice, May 8, 2016.

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:10 AM

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators place greater value on classroom tests and formative assessments than they do on summative tests used for accountability, according to a new survey.

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Source: Education Week, May 5, 2016.



 

 
Monday, May 9, 2016 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania's school funding could once again become a contentious point in fledgling state budget talks after a fight over how school funding helped drive this past year's historic budget stalemate.
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Source: Associated Press, May 7, 2016.

 
Monday, May 9, 2016 9:28 AM

The cause of fairly funding public schools in Pennsylvania has been simmering for decades. At its most basic, the issue is that money available to schools is skewed because education is funded with a local property tax.
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Source: Pottstown Mercury, May 8, 2016.


 
Monday, May 9, 2016 9:26 AM

When the state's nine-month budget impasse ended in March, money for Pennsylvania's 500 school districts was released, but the state's contribution remained short.
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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 7, 2016.

 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:06 AM

In a sign of pessimism heading into budget season, Republicans are pushing for relief valves that will automatically release school funding even if no deal is struck by the end of June.
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Source: Meadville Tribune, May 4, 2016.

 
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