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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 9) Pa. state university system chancellor promises improvements

Susan Snyder Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:32 PM The chancellor of Pennsylvania’s somewhat embattled higher education system used his formal installation speech on Wednesday morning to promise improved operations and more autonomy for the 14 universities, including a “fast-track approval process” … Continue reading »


(April 9) Education the topic of Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

Find below four news stories about the democratic Gubernatorial debate that took place in Pittsburgh on April 8. PA-Gov: Dems Discuss Education in Latest Debate Vincent J. Smith, PoliticsPA Dem gubernatorial candidates pledge boost in education funding Melissa Daniels, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Democrats … Continue reading »


(April 7) Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: April 07, 2014 In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old Courtney Draper and 18-year-old Scott Persing – with a big assist … Continue reading »


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