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(Aug 18) Manderino to head new school funding campaign

(Text of August 18 press release from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children) HARRISBURG – A former state lawmaker with a reputation for consensus-building will manage a newly formed, non-partisan campaign to address one of Pennsylvania’s most important and challenging issues: the … Continue reading »


(Aug 13) Ron Tomalis resigns under pressure as Tom Corbett’s education adviser

By Steve Esack, Call Harrisburg Bureau   12:16 a.m. EDT, August 13, 2014 HARRISBURG — Ron Tomalis is resigning from his nearly $140,000 job as Gov. Tom Corbett‘s special adviser on higher education. The move, announced Tuesday and effective Aug. 26, comes after weeks … Continue reading »


(Aug 6) $265M for Philly schools may not be enough to start classes on time, superintendent says

By The Associated Press on August 06, 2014 at 11:29 AM, updated August 06, 2014 at 2:03 PM PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett says the state will advance $265 million to the cash-strapped Philadelphia schools. But Superintendent William Hite says the money won’t guarantee … Continue reading »


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(Aug 18) Manderino to head new school funding campaign

(Text of August 18 press release from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children) HARRISBURG – A former state lawmaker with a reputation for consensus-building will manage a newly formed, non-partisan campaign to address one of Pennsylvania’s most important and challenging issues: the … Continue reading »


(Aug 11) Lunch lady rises to teachers union leader and takes on all comers, bluntly

By Lyndsey Layton August 11 at 6:33 PM She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation’s largest labor union, representing 3 million educators. Lily Eskelsen … Continue reading »


(July 23) Philly schools open up overhaul proposals to community

By Solomon Leach Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:01 AM EDUCATORS, PARENTS, community groups and universities that have bold ideas to improve a Philadelphia public school now have a vehicle to pitch their plans. The school district yesterday announced the … Continue reading »


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