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Watch Here: EPLC’s October 2017 “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring Jennifer Clarke, Public Education Law Center; Susan Spicka, Education Voters PA; and Ryan Riley, Communities In Schools of PA

This EPLC “Focus on Education” TV Program initially aired on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Part 1 included guests: Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Center Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA Part 2 guest … Continue reading »

Watch Here: EPLC’s September 2017 “Focus on Education” TV Show Featuring Amy Morton of National Institute for School Leadership & Jodi Askins, PA Association for the Education of Young Children

This EPLC “Focus on Education” TV Program initially aired on Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Part 1 included guests: Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Center Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA Part 2 guest … Continue reading »

(May 17) Erie School District Approves Plan to Offer Retirement Incentives and Mulls Tuition Hike For Students Who Attend Academy

By Ed Palattella Erie Times-News The Erie School District is pushing ahead with early retirement incentives and wants approval to increase tuition for students from outside the district who attend Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy. The School Board on Wednesday night … Continue reading »

(May 18) Shippensburg University’s Next President Is No Stranger to Pa.’s State System of Higher Education

By Jan Murphy The Patriot-News An executive vice president and university counsel for Eastern Kentucky University has been selected to become Shippensburg University’s next president. The State System of Higher Education’s governing board on Thursday voted to hire system alum … Continue reading »

(May 7) Delaware County Daily Times Calls for Citizens to Demand State Address School Funding Inequities

By Editorial Board Delaware County Times Brandt reported on two recent studies which analyzed school funding under the current application of the so-called fair funding formula. The results paint a startling picture of discrimination. Not only were poorer districts getting … Continue reading »

(Apr 28) PA Education Secretary Discusses Charter Schools At Education Conference

By Britney Milazzo Centre Daily Times STATE COLLEGE  – When it comes to charter school reform, state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said he’s on board with helping create a plan that works for everyone. “Traditional schools and charter schools will … Continue reading »

(Apr 29) Panel Discusses Elimination of School Property Taxes

By Britney Milazzo Centre Daily Times UNIVERSITY PARK – Senate Bill 76 calls for the elimination of school property taxes in the commonwealth. While it vows to match dollar-for-dollar funding through an imposed increase in personal income and sales taxes … Continue reading »

(May 1) Federal Government Relaxes Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

By Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press via ABC 27 News LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won’t have to cut the salt in meals just yet and they can serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday. … Continue reading »

(Apr 27) Pittsburgh Schools Unveil Five-Year Plan to Close Achievement Gap

by Molly Born Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Public Schools on Thursday unveiled a wide-ranging five-year strategic plan that includes an emphasis on eliminating the racial achievement gap and improving teacher professional development. The plan “Expect Great Things” draws in part from … Continue reading »

(Apr 27) Charter Supporters Ask SRC for a Second Chance

By Kristen A. Graham Philly.com Students, parents, and teachers from a Port Richmond charter school that the Philadelphia School District has recommended for nonrenewal turned out in force Thursday to ask for a second chance. Citing poor academic performance, the … Continue reading »