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(Jan 4) Pennsylvania school districts starting to get state’s long-delayed funding

By Karen Langley and Mary Niederberger Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration announced Monday how education money from the new partial state budget would be distributed, and school districts could begin receiving it as early as today. School districts … Continue reading »


(Sep 30) ‘Wild West’ charter school spending, lack of openness spotlighted in Roebuck report

Reining in overpayments could help resolve state budget impasse State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., today released a report on Pennsylvania charter schools that spotlights what he called the “Wild West” spending or borrowing practices of some, as well as a … Continue reading »


(Sep 10) Hanger: Wolf offering ‘major concessions’ in PA budget talks

by James McGinnis Bucks County Courier Times Seventy days into the state budget stalemate, Gov. Tom Wolf is offering major concessions to Republicans in Harrisburg, including a 401(k)-style pension plan for new state workers, John Hanger, secretary of planning and … Continue reading »


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(Jan 25) Justified delay: Pennsylvania’s Keystone exams need more work

By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board Delaying the graduation requirements connected with Pennsylvania’s standardized Keystone exams for high school students was necessary. One look at who supported the legislation that put a two-year hold on enforcement proves it. Senate Bill … Continue reading »


(Jan 4) Pennsylvania school districts starting to get state’s long-delayed funding

By Karen Langley and Mary Niederberger Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration announced Monday how education money from the new partial state budget would be distributed, and school districts could begin receiving it as early as today. School districts … Continue reading »


(Jan 3) Legislators pass budgets more swiftly if there’s fallout, review finds

By Natasha Lindstrom Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pennsylvania has virtually no consequences when lawmakers fail to pass a budget on time — a dynamic that is unusual among the 50 states, a national review of state budget rules shows. Six months into … Continue reading »


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