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Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:15 AM

Now that legal challenges to Pennsylvania’s new court-drawn congressional map have been rejected, state lawmakers have turned their attention to the typical process by which the state reapportions congressional districts every decade. But some stakeholders are skeptical about whether any current proposals will ever make it to a vote.

Source: WHYY, March 28, 2018.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:14 AM

Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America's schools, according to a federal study released Thursday amid a heated debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns.
Source: Associated Press, March 29, 2018.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:27 PM

Among the hundreds of thousands at last weekend's March for Our Lives in Washington were two women who share an uncanny bond.

 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:18 PM

Kansas schools that refuse to allow teachers to carry guns could be held legally responsible in the event of a tragedy under a proposal drafted after last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school.
Associated Press, March 27, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:17 PM

On Tuesday, a group of state senators and, separately, two state representatives renewed discussions about proposals to have an independent citizen commission, rather than lawmakers, set the state’s congressional and legislative district boundaries.
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2018
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:21 PM

During the meeting, the board discussed a resolution, provided by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, opposing Senate Bill 2, a Pennsylvania bill that would transfer taxpayer dollars from public school districts to private schools.
The Almanac, March 26, 2018
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:21 PM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made good on a promise to visit struggling schools with a stop in Johnstown on Monday.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 26, 2018
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:18 PM

A week after two courts decided not to intervene in a challenge to Pennsylvania’s redrawn congressional district boundaries, Gov. Wolf on Monday renewed his call for legislators to create an independent commission to draw the state’s electoral maps. 
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26, 2018
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Friday, March 23, 2018 8:49 AM

The swift action of a lone school resource officer during Tuesday's shooting incident at a Maryland High School confirmed for one gubernatorial candidate that his plan for making schools safer is the right one.
PennLive, March 22, 2018
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Friday, March 23, 2018 8:48 AM

Poor districts get far less money than needed to help students achieve average scores on standardized tests, and a financial analysis shows that higher test scores follow the money, says a new national report.
The Notebook, March 22, 2018
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