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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:17 AM

School districts across York County and beyond are awaiting repayments for construction and renovation projects through the state reimbursement system PlanCon, but this year's stalled budget has set aside no funding for the program. 
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Source: York Dispatch, Feb. 16, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:39 PM

This week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to dramatically increase education funding. But heading into 2016-2017 budget negotiations with the current budget still unfinished has created a funding landscape that is "perplexing" and "convoluted" for public schools, say superintendents around the commonwealth. 
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Source: WHYY Newsworks, Feb. 12, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:38 PM

The PA Principals Association and the PA School Study Council (PSSC) co-sponsored a webinar titled, "A Conversation with Matt Stem, Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education" on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Deputy Secretary Stem discussed topics related to student assessment, principal and teacher evaluation, Every Student Succeeds Act and other pertinent topics.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:33 PM

As the Salisbury Township SD (Lehigh Co.) struggles to close a nearly $1.1 million budget gap and hold down a likely tax increase for 2016-17, a school director complained about the state's double standard in budgeting. 
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Source: The Morning Call, Feb. 12, 2016.

 
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:32 PM

Pennsylvania now faces a $2 billion budget deficit. That's not a Democratic fact or a Republican fact -- it's just a fact, and it's supported by Standard and Poor's, an independent rating agency. 

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Source: PennLive.com, Feb. 11, 2016.

 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:27 AM

A new report, HIGH SCHOOL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: Serving Pennsylvania's Student and Workforce Needs, was recently released. It focuses on and organizes recommendations around several broad issues that are fundamental to improve the effectiveness of Pennsylvania's Career and Technical Education System for secondary students. Dr. Joseph H. Clapper, assistant executive director, represented the PA Principals Association as a member of the committee that created this report.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:26 AM

As Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly continue to squabble over a 2015-16 budget that is 226 days past due, many Valley school districts are operating with less than half of the subsidies they expected for the academic year.
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Source: The Sunbury Daily Item, Feb. 11, 2016.



 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:19 AM

Each year, superintendents and business managers across Pennsylvania anxiously await the governor's budget address.
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Source: The Express-Times, Feb. 10, 2016.


 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:11 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf’s new budget assumes he and Republicans can agree on a spending plan for the current year, finally reaching an elusive compromise that packages long-stalled conservative aims to offset the political damage of tax increases.
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Source: Meadville Tribune, Feb. 9, 2016.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:10 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf's bid to boost basic education funding by $200 million in 2016-17 was cold comfort to superintendents who are considering raising local taxes, taking out loans and eliminating programs and positions because the 2015-16 state budget has yet to be passed.
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Source: The Morning Call, Feb. 9, 2016.

 
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