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(Aug 20) PASA / PASBO Basic Education Funding Commission School Finance Briefing Presentation

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About PA Education Funding, But Were Afraid to Ask By Jim Buckheit, Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators and Jay Himes, Executive Director, PA Association of School Business Officials www.pasa-net.org/SchoolFundingPP.pdf


(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 »


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(Sept 5) Corbett’s key electoral battleground — the classroom, not the campaign trail

John L. Micek The Patriot-News / pennlive.com If there’s one enemy that Gov. Tom Corbett has spent more time fighting than the Democrats who are gunning for his job, it’s the enduring claim that the Republican gutted Pennsylvania’s public schools … Continue reading »


(Sept 5) PA Supreme Court to hear charter school lawsuit Tuesday

By Eric Boehm PA Independent The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the Philadelphia School District’s decision to place limits on charter school enrollment. The School Reform Commission, a state-appointed body that runs the … Continue reading »


(Sept 3) Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota

Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota By: Kim McGuire, Star Tribune This year, for the first time, the state of Minnesota is picking up the $134 million tab for full-day kindergarten, a move educators hope will provide an academic … Continue reading »


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