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(April 9) Pa. state university system chancellor promises improvements

Susan Snyder Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:32 PM The chancellor of Pennsylvania’s somewhat embattled higher education system used his formal installation speech on Wednesday morning to promise improved operations and more autonomy for the 14 universities, including a “fast-track approval process” … Continue reading »

(April 9) Education the topic of Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

Find below four news stories about the democratic Gubernatorial debate that took place in Pittsburgh on April 8. PA-Gov: Dems Discuss Education in Latest Debate Vincent J. Smith, PoliticsPA Dem gubernatorial candidates pledge boost in education funding Melissa Daniels, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Democrats … Continue reading »

(April 7) Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: April 07, 2014 In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old Courtney Draper and 18-year-old Scott Persing – with a big assist … Continue reading »

(March 21) Universities want out of Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed System

March 21, 2014 By Ry Rivard Several Pennsylvania public colleges are looking for a way out of the state’s struggling 14-university system. Supporters say a bill proposed this month would strengthen the state’s higher education system by allowing its best institutions to leave, while … Continue reading »

(March 17) Pa. School Employees’ Retirement System names James Grossman as its chief investment officer

By Jan Murphy | jmurphy@pennlive.com on March 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM Following a yearlong national search, the Public School Employees’ Retirement System has found its next chief investment officer within its own offices. James Grossman Jr., 47, has been named to this $293,537-a-year … Continue reading »

(March 12) School District of Philadelphia: Assistant Superintendent named to ‘Leaders to Learn From’ list

Text of March 12 press release. PHILADELPHIA — Assistant Superintendent Dennis Creedon is among 16 senior-level administrators nationwide honored by Education Week this year as “Leaders to Learn From.” Creedon, who joined the School District of Philadelphia in 1987, was … Continue reading »

(March 6) Survey of PA’s education leaders shows need to fix way State supports schools

Text from a PSBA Press Release 3/6/2014 Steve Robinson, Senior Director of Communications Inadequate and unpredictable state funding are major issues for many districts. HARRISBURG, PA — School administrators, board members and school business officials believe predictability is needed in education … Continue reading »

(March 5) College Board revamps SAT college entrance exam for spring 2016

March 5, 2014 11:01 PM By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   For students taking the SAT college entrance exam in spring 2016 and later, it won’t be like their older siblings’ exam. The College Board on Wednesday announced the redesigned … Continue reading »

(Feb 6) AP: Strings in Corbett’s grant proposal for public schools gets pushback

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP, Feb. 5) — The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget proposal, a big new grant program for public schools, is getting pushback because it attaches strings to the use of the money at … Continue reading »

(Feb 3) Snow Days Turn Into E-Learning Days for Some Schools

By Alyssa Morones Published Online: January 31, 2014 In what is proving to be an uncommonly chilly and snowy winter, thousands of schools across many states have been forced to close their doors—often for days at a time. Although a lot of … Continue reading »