Press Releases

Monday, September 28, 2015 12:14 PM

The Coatesville Area SD will withhold some payments to charter schools as the state budget impasse impacts local funding, officials said during the Coatesville Area SD board of directors monthly board meeting, Wednesday.

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Source: The Times of Chester County, Sept. 26, 2015.

 
Monday, September 28, 2015 12:13 PM

Last week, Republican legislative leadership proposed a “take it or leave it deal” in the midst of the budget stalemate. 

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Source: Times Leader, Sept. 25, 2015.

 
Monday, September 21, 2015 9:57 AM

Pennsylvania’s 10th largest school district may close to students until the state budget impasse is resolved.

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Source: The Pennsylvania Independent, Sept. 18, 2015.

 
Monday, September 21, 2015 9:56 AM

As states tinker with standardized tests, they aren’t making them better. Schools desperate to improve test scores aren’t arming kids with the tools needed to succeed.

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Source: The Tribune-Democrat, Sept. 20, 2015.

 
Monday, September 21, 2015 9:55 AM

For many area school districts, Keystone exams signify a variety of changes: A change in structure, a change in approach, and, at the moment, an apparent change in the quality of student exam scores, scores that were released to district administrators and are projected to be low. 

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Source: The Carlisle Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2015.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:54 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf and top Republican senators sparred in the Capitol on Wednesday, as talks aimed at breaking a budget stalemate dragged on and the Democratic governor vowed to veto a short-term spending package that the GOP began advancing.

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Source: WPXI.com, Sept. 16, 2015.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:54 AM

The governor and the Department of Human Services are being sued over the current 80-day budget impasse centered on funding school spending with liquor privatization and pension reform.

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Source: The Morning Call, Sept. 17, 2015.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:53 AM

Debbie Beucker has a morning ritual, kicking off each day as assistant principal at Highlands Middle School in Harrison (Allegheny Co.). This hands-on approach to managing a bustling middle school is just one of the things that contributed to Beucker's recent award: 2015 Outstanding Assistant Principal.

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Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept. 8, 2015.

 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:43 AM

Rising pension costs, coupled with a statewide budget impasse that is almost 80 days old, has put local Pennsylvania school districts in a hefty money crunch as they await state education funding.

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Source: Pennsylvania Business Daily, Sept. 15, 2015.

 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:43 AM

A comprehensive study is moving forward to identify cost-saving opportunities for public school employee health care plans, according to Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery).

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Source: bctv.com, Sept. 15, 2015.

 
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