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(Mar 23) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says PA’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst

Secretary Arne Duncan says Pa.’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst By Huizhong Wu, Inquirer Staff Writer  U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday that Pennsylvania does the worst job in the nation of funding low-income school … Continue reading »

(Mar 17) In Letter to Superintendents, Governor Wolf Announces Plan to Ensure Historic Education Investment Reaches the Classroom

(Press Release from the Office of Governor Wolf, 3/17/15) In Letter to Superintendents, Governor Wolf Announces Plan to Ensure Historic Education Investment Reaches the Classroom Harrisburg, PA – As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s historic commitment to public education, his … Continue reading »

(Feb 23) Report Released: “Continued Cuts: The PASA-PASBO Report on School District Budgets”

Challenging Financial Conditions Getting Worse for School Districts Statewide HARRISBURG, PA (February 23, 2015) — Challenging situations are getting worse in schools statewide according to an update to the annual Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and Pennsylvania Association of … Continue reading »

(Mar 3) Governor Wolf’s 2015-2016 State Education Budget Proposal

Department of Education Governor Wolf’s Budget Makes Historic Investment in Education (press release) Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 Proposed Education Budget Presentation (PDF) Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 Proposed Education Budget – Fast Facts (PDF Summary of State Appropriations The following file contains a summary of the … Continue reading »

(Feb 11) Governor Wolf proposes education reinvestment plan featuring natural gas severance tax

The following press release was issued by Governor Wolf’s Press Office. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2015 Governor Wolf Proposes Education Reinvestment Plan Featuring Natural Gas Severance Tax Thorndale, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today proposed an education reinvestment … Continue reading »

(Feb 11) Put Pennsylvanians to work: Gov. Wolf should retool postsecondary education to fill the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s employers

By Ron Cowell and Diane Bosak An Op-Ed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Since President Barack Obama announced his bold proposal to provide free community college, there has been no shortage of supporters and detractors. While some have declared the proposal … Continue reading »

(Jan 19) Governor-Elect Wolf nominates Pedro Rivera, Lancaster Schools Superintendent, to serve as PA education secretary

By Debbie Truong Pennlive.com Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced on Monday nominations to the Department of Education and Labor and Industry Department. Pedro Rivera, superintendent of the Lancaster School District, was nominated to serve as the secretary of the Department of … Continue reading »

(Nov 5) PA school report cards coming out on Thursday

By Jan Murphy The Patriot News Report card on Pennsylvania schools is set for Thursday barring any unforeseen issues arising at the last minute, according to the state Department of Education. The department is expected to release the School Performance … Continue reading »

(Nov 4) PA Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Hails Education a Priority

“We need to reestablish education as a priority in Pennsylvania. This nation was founded on the idea of a broad based citizenship and, very early on in the history of the republic, our ancestors realized that education was the key … Continue reading »

(Oct 30) Obama administration issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel The Washington Post For-profit colleges will have to limit how much debt students amass in career-training programs or have their federal funding cut, according to rules issued Thursday by the Obama administration. The rules are the culmination … Continue reading »