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(July 22) Moody’s downgrades Pennsylvania on pensions, budget

By KAREN SHUEY Monday, July 21, 2014 3:59 pm | Updated: 9:13 pm, Mon Jul 21, 2014. Moody’s Investors Service lowered Pennsylvania’s credit rating on $11.1 billion worth of bonds in part due to the recently passed state budget that … Continue reading »


(July 11) Legislators aren’t rushing back to Harrisburg despite Corbett’s request

By Christina Kauffman on July 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM, updated July 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM There are at least a couple concepts on which Republican leaders of the state House and Senate can agree: They’re not fans of … Continue reading »


(July 8) Lights, camera, budget? Work on Pa.’s delayed 2014-15 budget set to resume

By Charles Thompson on July 08, 2014 at 5:45 AM, updated July 08, 2014 at 5:48 AM The Pennsylvania budget that isn’t gets its next-best shot at completion Tuesday, as the state Senate returns to Harrisburg to take up the … Continue reading »


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(July 22) Narberth teacher designs app to help educators meet Pa. evaluation requirements

By Kevin McCorry July 21, 2014 Katy Morris, an eighth-grade algebra and geometry teacher at Welsh Valley Middle school in Narberth, is out to revolutionize how teachers experience the evaluation process. This past school year, Pennsylvania adopted a new statewide … Continue reading »


(July 21) NPR: In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

by Greta Johnsen July 21, 2014 It’s the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and … Continue reading »


(July 17) Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor’s Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015

Text of July 16 press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2014 Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor’s Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015 Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President and … Continue reading »


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