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(July 19) Republican ‘majority of majority’ rule could test any budget deal

By Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — In one of Pennsylvania’s defining legislative battles this century, then-Gov. Ed Rendell won passage of a $1 billion tax package, and it still nags some Republicans that their leaders worked with Democrats … Continue reading »


(Jun 18) Education funding top issue among Pennsylvania voters

By Robert Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief Scranton Times-TribuneHARRISBURG — Education funding remains a top priority among Pennsylvania voters, with the deadline for passing the next state budget less than two weeks away, according to a new statewide poll released today. Almost … Continue reading »


(May 11) Study ties higher tuition at public universities to lower state aid

By Tim Stuhldreyer LancasterOnline.com Why does college cost so much? If you go to a public university, it’s mostly because your state isn’t picking up as much of the tab, according to a new study. More than 75 percent of … Continue reading »


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(July 19) Republican ‘majority of majority’ rule could test any budget deal

By Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — In one of Pennsylvania’s defining legislative battles this century, then-Gov. Ed Rendell won passage of a $1 billion tax package, and it still nags some Republicans that their leaders worked with Democrats … Continue reading »


(Jun 18) Education funding top issue among Pennsylvania voters

By Robert Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief Scranton Times-TribuneHARRISBURG — Education funding remains a top priority among Pennsylvania voters, with the deadline for passing the next state budget less than two weeks away, according to a new statewide poll released today. Almost … Continue reading »


(May 19) State Teachers of the Year identify main barriers to student success, their three top school funding priorities

By Lindsey Layton The Washington Post The greatest barriers to school success for K-12 students have little to do with anything that goes on in the classroom, according to the nation’s top teachers: It is family stress, followed by poverty, … Continue reading »


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