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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 8:40 AM

Pennsylvania's hotel tax rate would nearly double and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh would have the nation's two highest combined state-and-city hotel taxes under a proposal surfacing Tuesday in the House of Representatives to fill state government's $2.2 billion projected deficit.
Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:27 AM

Even among the charter schools — both brick-and-mortar and cyber — there’s a wide range of compensation that, in some cases, doesn’t appear to always be tied to academic achievement or school size.
Public Source, Sept. 28, 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:26 AM

Lawmakers returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate Monday, but optimism from top Republican lawmakers about an evolving proposal to fill a $2.2 billion revenue gap did not translate into action. 
Associated Press, Oct. 2, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017 9:03 AM

The districts are making plans to accommodate students with a unique set of needs: Some coming from the Caribbean island have limited English skills, some are already weeks behind because island schools have been closed since Hurricane Irma, and others will be dealing with trauma from living through the storm and its aftermath.
WITF, Oct. 2, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017 9:01 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trimming what amounts to two days off the standardized tests given in grades 3 through 8. In addition, a push is underway to halt plans to require a student to receive a passing grade on the Keystone Exams, end-of-course tests in algebra, biology and English, to receive a high school diploma.
Allentown Morning Call, Sept. 30, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017 9:00 AM

GOP leaders in Pennsylvania say they're optimistic they'll have some kind of budget framework to present to members this week. The House and Senate are both scheduled to convene Monday.
WITF, Oct. 2, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017 9:51 AM

The PA Principals Association is conducting the search for a high school principal for Chambersburg Area School District.  Applications are now being accepted for this position which begins in January 2018.  Please see the links below for a job description and information about the position and how to apply. 

 Click here for the High School Principal Ad  

 Click here for the High School Principal Job Description 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Paul M. Healey, Executive Director – healey@paprincipals.org

 
Friday, September 29, 2017 9:44 AM

Think back to grade school for a moment and envision that one teacher who could captivate you more than any other. Did that teacher look a bit like you? One recent study says: probably.
NPR.org, Sept. 29, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017 9:43 AM

Don't call it a deal yet. But there is a new proposal coming together in Pennsylvania's state budget stalemate, and it may become the next serious chance at closing a $2.2 billion gap between revenues and expenditures.
PennLive.com, Sept. 29, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017 9:42 AM

Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday revived a lawsuit that claims the state is failing in its obligation to students, a case that could eventually have a dramatic effect on the shape of public education in the state.
Associated Press, Sept. 29, 2017
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