Press Releases

Friday, February 8, 2019 8:55 AM

Under the legislation offered by Rep. Christopher Quinn, R-Delaware County, the cost of video games rated as suitable for mature or adult audiences sold in Pennsylvania would be subject to a new 10% tax. The revenue raised from this tax on "M" or “AO” rated video games would go toward supporting school safety measures.
PennLive, Feb. 9, 2019
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Friday, February 8, 2019 8:55 AM

Governor Tom Wolf visited Dover Area High School to call for statewide broadband access, the governor's office said Thursday. Access would increase educational opportunities for Pennsylvania’s students, Wolf said.
WFMZ, Feb. 7, 2019
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Friday, February 8, 2019 8:54 AM

Republican responses to the budget plan were largely positive. But there are some things that likely won't make it through the GOP gauntlet. Here's an analysis of how Wolf's proposals could fare.
WITF, Feb. 8, 2019
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Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:03 PM

All New Jersey public schools will be required to install silent panic alarms to alert authorities during emergencies like active shooters in the wake of the Parkland, Florida massacre.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:53 AM

Pittsburgh area over the next decade, educators, government officials and employers agree that they need to communicate better to prepare the workforce of the future. That effort was the subject of a panel discussion Wednesday, hosted by Pittsburgh Public Schools at Westinghouse Academy in Homewood. 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 6, 2019
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Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:51 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed raising the statewide minimum salary for teachers in public school districts. He wants to raise the minimum from the current $18,500 set in 1989 to $45,000. He included this priority in his state budget address.
PennLive, Feb. 6, 2019
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Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:50 AM

To more fairly compare the amount of state aid for basic education each district would receive under the governor’s 2019-20 proposal to this year’s funding, PennLive combined the basic education and block grant funding each district received this year in this searchable database to arrive at the percentage difference.
PennLive, Feb. 6, 2019
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:28 PM

In terms of education dollars, the first budget of Gov. Tom Wolf’s second term isn’t as ambitious as the one he proposed four years ago. But it does keep education policy at the forefront, with proposals that would set a statewide minimum teacher salary of $45,000; lower the mandatory education age from 8 to 6; and shift more money to programs that help children before kindergarten.
WHYY, Feb. 5, 2019
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:27 PM

Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2019-20 budget year that starts July 1.
Associated Press, Feb. 5, 2019
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:23 PM

PA Schools Work, a non-partisan coalition of organizations representing urban, suburban and rural communities, of which the PA Principals Association is a member, called Governor Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal a good launching point. PA Schools leaders called on its statewide legion of supporters to encourage their local legislators to prioritize public education funding, citing underfunded schools across the state.

PA Schools Work's 22 Partner Organizations issued the following statement regarding the 2019-20 PA Budget Proposal:

Click Here for the proposal and the full press release.

 

 
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