Press Releases

Monday, April 23, 2018 8:40 AM

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has begun dismissing hundreds of civil rights complaints under a new protocol that allows investigators to disregard cases that are part of serial filings or that they consider burdensome to the office. Department officials said the new policy targeted advocates who flooded the office with thousands of complaints for similar violations, jamming its investigation pipeline with cases that could be resolved without exhausting staff and resources.
Bradford Era, April 21, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018 11:28 AM

State regulation does not prohibit school districts from donating real property to other entities, said John Callahan, chief advocacy officer for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Beaver County Times, April 19, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018 11:26 AM

Some made impassioned pleas for change. Others argued for fortifying schools rather than regulating guns. Still others talked about domestic violence, mental health, urban gun deaths, and other issues. In what they called an unprecedented series of hearings, three dozen Pennsylvania House members took turns speaking over six days about gun safety and how to prevent mass shootings.
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018 11:25 AM

On the eve of the Columbine school massacre's 19th anniversary and with emotional scars from February's Florida school shooting still raw, a diverse group of people gathered Thursday evening at Susquehanna Township High School to consider how to strengthen school safety. Pennsylvania Cable Network will rebroadcast the event at 8:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
PennLive, April 20, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:49 PM

WRIGHT TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - In it's latest report, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association found that budgetary constraints for districts across the commonwealth continue to be a concern.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:11 AM

The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the former Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
PAhomepage.com, April 18, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:10 AM

A bill that would permit local school districts and governments to discuss school safety matters in private passed the Pennsylvania Senate today, according to a PA Senate Republicans release.
Fox Channel 43, April 18, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:08 AM

The state House voted 114-77 Wednesday for a bill that would end the bipartisan nature of school board elections.
Allentown Morning Call, April 18, 2018
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:23 AM

I teach broadcast journalism to high school students in Louisville, Kentucky — the latest on the growing list of states where teachers are fighting for adequate funding for public education.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:21 AM

The School District of Lancaster said a teacher is not being fired for making pancakes for students while they were taking PSSA tests last week.

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