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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:29 AM

After a 10-month state budget stalemate, school districts across the state will start to receive millions of dollars in additional state funding. Governor Tom Wolf allowed the bill to go into effect without his signature. But will the Basic Education Funding Commission's formula hold for next budget cycle?
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Source: ABC27, April 25, 2016.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:28 AM

The chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee said Monday he believes Pennsylvania's 2016-17 budget can be balanced without an increase in the state's personal income or state sales taxes.
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Source: Pennlive.com, April 25, 2016.



 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:26 AM

A handful of counselors work with Hazleton Area School District students who are at a vulnerable age for drug experimentation at a time when abuse has become an epidemic.
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Source:
Hazleton Standard Speaker, April 25, 2016.


 
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:48 PM
Join the Pennsylvania Principals Association for its second annual Principals' Lobby Day at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at The Capitol in Harrisburg. A rally will be held in the Capitol Rotunda at 11 a.m.

To register, please contact Dr. Joseph Clapper at clapper@paprincipals.org by June 14, 2016.

Click here for the informational flyer.

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:53 AM

A final piece of Pennsylvania state budget-related legislation will become law, nearly 10 months after it was due and about two months before the next fiscal year begins.

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Source: Pennlive.com, April 22, 2016.

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:51 AM

Pennsylvania health leaders are rolling out a plan this month aimed at supplying all high schools with naloxone, a drug that if administered quickly enough, can reverse a potentially fatal overdose.
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Source: Newsworks, April 25, 2016.

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:37 AM

When a transgender girl graduated in white gown from Springfield Township High School, her parents made an unusual request for two diplomas: one for her, with her new female name, and one for them, with her male birth name.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 24, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:35 PM

The Legislature will begin voting on the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two weeks, according to a letter sent Wednesday by Bill Adolph, R-Delaware, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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Source: Morning Call, April 21, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:34 PM

The cash-strapped SD of Philadelphia is not as strapped as in recent years -- due in part to unfilled teaching positions -- and expects to end the current fiscal year with a fund balance of $134.5 million, officials said during a budget hearing Thursday night.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22, 2016.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 2:33 PM

Article III, Subsection B, Section 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution states, “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” When it comes to educating our students, Wednesday, April 13, was a very big day.
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Source: York Dispatch, April 21, 2016.

 
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