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(Apr 20) Critics Blast Bill by Rep. Reese That Would Rewrite Charter School Law

By John Finnerty The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat A proposed rewrite of the state charter school law would allow public schools to keep almost $30 million by adding deductions for costs that computer-based schools don’t have. Democrats contend the state could provide … Continue reading »


(Apr 20) Scranton Times-Tribune Gives Thumbs Down to PA Senate Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Loaded Guns In Classrooms

By The Editorial Board The Scranton Times-Tribune Allowing teachers to carry loaded guns in school would cause more problems than it would solve, yet the state Senate Education Committee has approved a bill to allow school personnel to pack much … Continue reading »


(Jul 15) Gov. Tom Wolf: Good news from Harrisburg, The timely passage of a strong budget bodes well for Pa.

by Governor Tom Wolf Pittsburgh Post-Gazette After months of negotiations and compromise, Pennsylvania has secured a 2016-2017 state budget that increases funding for schools, devotes resources to battle the opioid-abuse epidemic and reduces the deficit. As has been said by … Continue reading »


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(Apr 18) Johnstown Forum (feat. Ron Cowell) Discusses Need for Adequate Education Funding

By Ronald Fisher The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Education and business leaders from the Greater Johnstown area turned their focus Tuesday to how inadequate funding can lead to academic struggles, especially for students in poor regions. A collaboration between the Greater Johnstown School … Continue reading »


(Apr 20) Critics Blast Bill by Rep. Reese That Would Rewrite Charter School Law

By John Finnerty The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat A proposed rewrite of the state charter school law would allow public schools to keep almost $30 million by adding deductions for costs that computer-based schools don’t have. Democrats contend the state could provide … Continue reading »


(Apr 20) Scranton Times-Tribune Gives Thumbs Down to PA Senate Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Loaded Guns In Classrooms

By The Editorial Board The Scranton Times-Tribune Allowing teachers to carry loaded guns in school would cause more problems than it would solve, yet the state Senate Education Committee has approved a bill to allow school personnel to pack much … Continue reading »


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