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Education a key issue among Pennsylvania voters – Citizens Voice

Education a key issue among Pennsylvania votersCitizens VoiceHARRISBURG — Statewide voters rank education and schools, unemployment and personal finances, government and politicians, taxes and energy issues and gas prices in descending order as the top five most important problems facing Pennsylvania.EDITORIAL: Lawmakers earn an 'F' in fair funding formula for schoolsThe Mercuryall 3 news articles » Continue reading

Education circuit riders coming to Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

San Jose InsideEducation circuit riders coming to PennsylvaniaPittsburgh Post-GazetteHARRISBURG -- A corps of current and former school administrators is preparing to travel Pennsylvania to mobilize local officials for efforts to revamp K-12 education funding. The initiative comes as a state commission charged with recommending a new ...'Circuit riders' to push for fair education funding in Pa.Allentown Morning CallEducation associations deploy corps to advocate for fair funding formulaLancasterOnlineNATHAN BENEFIELD: Misconceptions cloud Pa. school funding debateThe MercuryNew Castle Newsall 12 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania unveils new web-based educational resources – The Ripon Advance

Pennsylvania unveils new web-based educational resourcesThe Ripon AdvancePennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett recently launched a new web-based resource for Pennsylvania students, educators and parents that aims to improve student achievement levels. The program, Pennsylvania Learns, was launched through iTunes U to enable ...and more » Continue reading

A fact-check of education funding in Pennsylvania – WFMZ Allentown

eTurboNewsA fact-check of education funding in PennsylvaniaWFMZ AllentownAccording to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, in his final budget, Governor Ed Rendell decreased the state contribution to education by roughly $656 million and replaced it with federal stimulus dollars. "But that was a one time budget ...$3.4 million investment to improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania ...eTurboNewsJohn K. Manna: Ads fly in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial raceNew Castle NewsPennsylvania governor hopefuls target middle class with tax policy adsTribune-ReviewNorthcentralPa.comall 45 news articles » Continue reading

Enrollment falls again at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities – WPXI Pittsburgh

witf.orgEnrollment falls again at Pennsylvania's state-owned universitiesWPXI PittsburghThe Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has raised tuition 3 percent, working to reduce a $30 million budget deficit and deflect criticism from lawmakers who insist the system hampered development at some universities. Chancellor Frank Brogan ...Enrollment appears to slip again at Pennsylvania state universities for fourth ...The RepublicEnrollment dips at 14 state system universitieswitf.orgall 9 news articles » Continue reading

The race for governor: How Tom Wolf would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania … – Tribune-Review

York Daily Record/Sunday NewsThe race for governor: How Tom Wolf would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania ...Tribune-ReviewFor nearly two years, I have traveled the commonwealth talking with workers, business owners and struggling families about the need for a fresh start to get Pennsylvania moving again, fully fund our public schools, revitalize the state's stagnant ...Did 27000 Pennsylvania educators get laid off under Gov. Tom Corbett? (Pa ...York Daily Record/Sunday NewsNews Minute: Latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Pressabc27Pennsylvania Governor Trails Challenger By 20 Points, Poll FindsBusiness InsiderSlate Magazine (blog) -RH Reality Checkall 337 news articles » Continue reading

Snow days may be thing of the past for Pennsylvania students – The Express-Times – lehighvalleylive.com

Snow days may be thing of the past for Pennsylvania studentsThe Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.comThe Pennsylvania Department of Education announced this week that it is piloting a program that allows students to learn from home on days snow shutters schools. The program goes into effect this school year and is open to all 500 Pennsylvania districts. Continue reading

Quarrel over Common Core: A Pennsylvania Primer – WFMZ Allentown

Quarrel over Common Core: A Pennsylvania PrimerWFMZ AllentownThe core of the debate is not whether the standards serve to foster educational success for Pennsylvania's students, but whether adoption of the standards was a step toward federal government control over education. Although Common Core standards were ...and more » Continue reading

Local school superintendents have mixed views on Pennsylvania Core standards – Bradford Era

WTAE PittsburghLocal school superintendents have mixed views on Pennsylvania Core standardsBradford EraCorbett has ordered Pennsylvania Department of Education public hearings held on Pennsylvania Core — state standards that grew out of the controversial federal Common Core Standards. Pennsylvania Core, adopted in 2013, aligns curriculum across the ...Pennsylvania Education secretary outlines Common Core reviewWTAE PittsburghPa. ed secretary outlines Common Core reviewWHP Harrisburgall 90 news articles » Continue reading

SPP Scores Cause Buzz in Pennsylvania – WHAG

SPP Scores Cause Buzz in PennsylvaniaWHAGDue to a 'Right to Know' request, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the first School Performance Profile rankings to the public, giving an inside look into schools and the district's performance for the 2012-2013 academic year.Districts focused on improvement with release of School Performance Profile ...Meadville Tribuneall 3 news articles » Continue reading