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Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:13 AM

More and more school superintendents have recently called for the PIAA to have separate postseason tournaments for public and Catholic/private/charter schools. Now, two state legislators who sit on a committee that oversees the PIAA believe separate tournaments deserve consideration and the public vs. private issue needs to be looked at further.

 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:11 AM

(Berwyn) -- When 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn't interested in him anymore, he started texting her images of Adolf Hitler and insults such as "dirty Jew." Nora's parents contacted her suburban Philadelphia middle school and police. Soon after, word spread that the boy had supposedly threatened to take a gun to class and target 33 people, including Nora.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:36 PM

First Lady Frances Wolf joined Education Department Executive Deputy Secretary Dr. David Volkman and Bill Simonson, School Breakfast Obreakfast2utreach Coordinator, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, as well as many of our school breakfast champions at an event this morning at Lawnton Elementary School in Harrisburg to announce $900,000 from the inaugural round of grants to help 200 schools make breakfast available through alternative models. Thank you to everyone who participated, and for everyone’s continued support.

You can read the full release here:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-200-schools-receive-first-ever-school-breakfast-grants/

The list of winners is here:http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Food-Nutrition/Pages/SBP-Mini-Grant.aspx

 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:17 AM

Last December the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality, a set of rules prohibiting broadband providers from prioritizing web traffic. In response, this Wednesday, senators will have the opportunity to vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that could block the FCC’s repeal, restoring net neutrality rules.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:44 AM

Suicide needs to be thought of as an environmental risk, not just an individual mental health issue. And, schools can help. 
NPR, May 16, 2018
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:43 AM

Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, as a big splash in U.S. House primaries made it more likely that women will break the all-male hold on Pennsylvania's congressional delegation.
Associated Press, May 16, 2018
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:28 AM

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers.
Associated Press, May 15, 2018
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:27 AM

Pennsylvania voters are heading to the polls today for the first election under a new congressional map. The new map is expected to yield both more competitive elections and possibly greater voter confusion.
WITF, May 15, 2018
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Monday, May 14, 2018 9:50 AM

Both Republicans and Democrats expect some party members to show up to the polls on Tuesday and be surprised to learn that their congressional district has changed.
WHYY, May 14, 2018
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Monday, May 14, 2018 9:49 AM

This year's legislative races in Pennsylvania have drawn extremely high levels of interest, with reports of activists swamping normally quiet organizational meetings and an unusually large number of candidates making it onto the ballot.
Associated Press, May 14, 2018
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