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(April 8) Commonwealth Court denies charter school’s appeal

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Apr 8, 2014 9:49 AM (Harrisburg) — In a decision posted this morning, the Commonwealth Court has affirmed the York City School District Board of Directors’s decision to revoke the charter for New Hope Charter … Continue reading »


(April 1) Legislators want state to repay schools owed $1.7B with Corbett’s proposed block grant money

By Jeff Frantz | jfrantz@pennlive.com on March 31, 2014 at 3:46 PM, updated March 31, 2014 at 5:17 PM Gov. Tom Corbett wants the state to spend an extra $240 million on education block grants next year. But some lawmakers in the House … Continue reading »


(March 19) State Senate OKs bill to help schools with snow days

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 19, 2014 4:43 PM (Harrisburg) — Pennsylvania’s public schools are closer to getting more flexibility in making up snow days after a vote in Harrisburg. The state Senate approved the bill unanimously today, … Continue reading »


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(April 18) In PA schools, movement to keep school librarians on the books

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Apr 17, 2014 3:20 PM Things may be looking up for school libraries in the commonwealth. Researchers say school libraries across Pennsylvania are still lacking the proper resources, but staffing levels may be increasing in … Continue reading »


(April 17) Parents struggle with Common Core methods

By Miles Layton  Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:30 am | Updated: 8:54 pm, Thu Apr 17, 2014. Some parents are struggling to help their frustrated children cope with Common Core homework problems. Like any good mother, Michelle Higbee of Perryopolis helps her … Continue reading »


(April 15) Pa. Cyber Charter teachers join union

April 14, 2014 11:30 PM By Karen Langley / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau   HARRISBURG — Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have voted for representation by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, giving the state’s largest teachers union its only … Continue reading »


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