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(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 »

(Sept 22) Secretary of Education announces Flexible Instructional Days pilot program for Pennsylvania schools

Text of Sept. 22 press release. Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that a Flexible Instructional Days pilot program is available to schools across the commonwealth. Flexible Instructional Days offer schools the ability to use non-traditional … Continue reading »

(Sept 5) Corbett’s key electoral battleground — the classroom, not the campaign trail

John L. Micek The Patriot-News / pennlive.com If there’s one enemy that Gov. Tom Corbett has spent more time fighting than the Democrats who are gunning for his job, it’s the enduring claim that the Republican gutted Pennsylvania’s public schools … Continue reading »

(Sept 5) PA Supreme Court to hear charter school lawsuit Tuesday

By Eric Boehm PA Independent The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the Philadelphia School District’s decision to place limits on charter school enrollment. The School Reform Commission, a state-appointed body that runs the … Continue reading »

(Sept 3) Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota

Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota By: Kim McGuire, Star Tribune This year, for the first time, the state of Minnesota is picking up the $134 million tab for full-day kindergarten, a move educators hope will provide an academic … Continue reading »