Press Releases

Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:07 AM

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at 6 p.m., a noted speaker and author will present a message at the Lewis Katz Auditorium at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Dr. John B. Diamond, associate professor of education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present, "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools."

Click here for more details. Civics teachers may also find this presentation valuable.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:00 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf is confident about the future of the state budget.
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Source: Centre Daily Times, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:59 AM

Say what you want about substitute teachers — and over the years, a lot has been said — but talk to any school principal and they’ll tell you it’s hard to run a school without them.
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Source: The Pottstown Mercury, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:58 AM

Notebook board chair Harold Jordan, senior policy analyst with the Pennsylvania ACLU, appeared on WHYY's Radio Times this morning with Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel to discuss the role of police officers in schools.
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Source: The Notebook, Nov. 3, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:44 AM

Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has dragged on long enough that Harrisburg is becoming synonymous with partisan gridlock.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:42 AM

Two weeks ago, the School Reform Commission warned that without a state budget it would be forced to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars just to keep schools open through the end of December.

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:41 AM

A $20 million line of credit, if needed due to a continuing state budget impasse, would last Harrisburg SD about two months, according to Interim Chief Financial Officer Bill Gretton.

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Source: PennLive.com, Nov. 2, 2015.

 
Friday, October 30, 2015 9:44 AM

At a meeting of the McKeesport Area School Board of Directors (Allegheny Co.) on Wednesday, Superintendent Rula Skezas said the district is running out of funds due to the state budget impasse.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 28, 2015.

 
Friday, October 30, 2015 9:43 AM

The budget fight in the state legislature and its impact on local government and education has become shrouded in drama. So School Play, the documentary theater production staged Oct. 13 at Iroquois High School, felt troublingly real.

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Source: Erie Reader, Oct. 28, 2015.


 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:49 AM

Pennsylvania school districts have had to take out more loans to survive the state's budget impasse, with total borrowing now at $431 million, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said on Wednesday.

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Source: Reuters, Oct. 28, 2015.

 
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