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(Apr 28) Court punts on fair education funding in Pa. (YDR opinion)

Court punts on fair education funding in Pa. (YDR opinion) Digital First Media Pennsylvania Editorial Board. YDR editors are members of this board. Kids and taxpayers in poor school districts who for years have been weighed down by an inherently … Continue reading »


(Apr 22) U.S. education chief: States should limit amount of testing for students

U.S. education chief: States should limit amount of testing for students By Daveen Rae Kurutz Beaver County Times CHICAGO — The nation’s top education official wants to see less testing in schools across the country but defended the importance of … Continue reading »


(Apr 21) Gov. Wolf’s picks to lead state education and transportation departments earn Senate confirmation

Gov. Tom Wolf’s picks to lead the state education and transportation departments sailed through the first leg of the Senate confirmation process Tuesday By Steve Esack The Morning Call Harrisburg – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s picks to lead the state … Continue reading »


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(May 4) Rising free and reduced school lunch figures: Does it show growing poverty rate in midstate?

Rising free and reduced school lunch figures: Does it show growing poverty rate in midstate? By Julianne Mattera pennlive.com The portion of students with free and reduced lunch — a possible indicator of poverty — is on the rise at … Continue reading »


(Apr 28) Court punts on fair education funding in Pa. (YDR opinion)

Court punts on fair education funding in Pa. (YDR opinion) Digital First Media Pennsylvania Editorial Board. YDR editors are members of this board. Kids and taxpayers in poor school districts who for years have been weighed down by an inherently … Continue reading »


(Apr 22) U.S. education chief: States should limit amount of testing for students

U.S. education chief: States should limit amount of testing for students By Daveen Rae Kurutz Beaver County Times CHICAGO — The nation’s top education official wants to see less testing in schools across the country but defended the importance of … Continue reading »


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