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Public education funding might get overhaul in Pennsylvania, website reports – NOLA.com

NOLA.comPublic education funding might get overhaul in Pennsylvania, website reportsNOLA.comPennsylvania is looking to revamp its K-12 public education funding system, but limited cash flows are complicating matters, Education Week reports. The state faces a near $2 billion shortfall, and has exhausted much of its credit. An overhaul might ...and more » Continue reading

Editorials from around Pennsylvania – The Olympian

Editorials from around PennsylvaniaThe OlympianHis Cabinet members, like the new governor, should be out at town meetings in every part of Pennsylvania listening and selling Wolf's vision of a state that leads the nation in education, economic growth and efficient government. Wolf's first budget ...and more » Continue reading

Editorials from around Pennsylvania – SunHerald.com

Editorials from around PennsylvaniaSunHerald.comHis Cabinet members, like the new governor, should be out at town meetings in every part of Pennsylvania listening and selling Wolf's vision of a state that leads the nation in education, economic growth and efficient government. Wolf's first budget ...and more » Continue reading

Western Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversity – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post GazetteWestern Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversityPittsburgh Post GazetteThe data on assistant coaches is on par with the 18.2 percent of students at 120 area public high schools who are racial minorities, according to Pennsylvania Department of Education records from the 2013-14 academic year. The WPIAL does not keep track ... Continue reading

Pennsylvania teachers’ union accused of ignoring state law — for four decades – Fox News

Pennsylvania teachers' union accused of ignoring state law — for four decadesFox NewsIt's the latest salvo in an ongoing dispute between Mary Trometter, an assistant professor of culinary arts at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, and the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association, which in a ...and more » Continue reading

School financial data to be added to Pennsylvania’s academic performance … – Tribune-Review

School financial data to be added to Pennsylvania's academic performance ...Tribune-ReviewThe state Department of Education's plan to add school district financial data to an academic performance website bodes well for government transparency, but it does nothing to prevent faulty comparisons of district performance, a local superintendent ...and more » Continue reading

New tool to track Pennsylvania school district spending unveiled – Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)New tool to track Pennsylvania school district spending unveiledPittsburgh Business Times (blog)The tool, which provides and online searchable database to track school spending by school districts and charter schools, can be accessed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education's School Performance Profile website. It features key elements of ...Pennsylvania posting school administrator, teacher salaries to websiteTribune-Reviewall 3 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s new Democratic Party governor prepares austerity measures – World Socialist Web Site

WFMZ AllentownPennsylvania's new Democratic Party governor prepares austerity measuresWorld Socialist Web SiteAs the New Year starts, Pennsylvania's newly elected Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, is preparing to press ahead with cuts to public education and other social programs and attack the pensions and health benefits of state workers. The governor's budget ...Tom Wolf makes picks for Pennsylvania banking, agriculture agenciesWFMZ AllentownWolf makes picks for Pennsylvania banking, agriculture jobsLewistown SentinelPennsylvania corrections secretary could retain his positionPittsburgh Post GazettePress & Sun-Bulletinall 86 news articles » Continue reading

State program links farmers to farmland: Preserving Pennsylvania – PennLive.com

State program links farmers to farmland: Preserving PennsylvaniaPennLive.comThe database presently shows no available farmland there. Farmland tends to be most available in Berks County, and the northcentral and southwestern regions of Pennsylvania. Just a few farms are usually available in the southcentral region. "This is ...How a local education center is growing new farmers: Preserving PennsylvaniaPennLive.comall 2 news articles » Continue reading

Real-Life Breaking Bad: Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Selling Heroin out of … – People Magazine

People MagazineReal-Life Breaking Bad: Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Selling Heroin out of ...People MagazineSchaldenbrand, a special education teacher in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, is facing five felony charges, including "two counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of possession with the intent to deliver heroin and one count of criminal use of a ...and more » Continue reading