Urge Attorney General to Investigate Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This week, NPR and The Marshall Project published a series of stories uncovering the harrowing use of torture at the Lewisburg federal penitentiary in central Pennsylvania, where incarcerated people are routinely forced … Continued

Community Schools: Steady Improvement for Students and Support for Families

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/community-schools-steady-improvement-for-students-and-support-for-families/ A test-score-yardstick and a short time line—those are the tools we use these days to evaluate school improvement. Bush’s No Child Left Behind and Obama’s Race to the Top gave us four approved plans for school “turnaround,” … Continued

Victory: Pennsylvania Strengthens Domestic Violence Laws

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): Pennsylvania just became the 38th state to enact a law classifying non-lethal strangulation as a stand-alone crime (http://www.pahomepage.com/news/governor-wolf-signs-bill-strengthening-domestic-violence-laws). Strangulation is the single most accurate predictor of a future domestic violence homicide, but has been … Continued

More PA Kids Have Health Insurance

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-27/childrens-issues/more-pa-kids-have-health-insurance/a54689-1 October 27, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Children with health insurance are more likely to do well in school. (U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania has reduced the … Continued

Four Reasons Why Consumers Will Find Affordable Health Insurance in the Marketplaces

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/10/25/four-reasons-why-consumers-will-find-affordable-health-insurance-in-the-marketplaces/#.WBDDrS0rIdU By Families USA October 25, 2016 Editor’s note: With the press coverage and campaign rhetoric about increasing premiums in Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, we want you to see important facts, supplied by the health care experts at Families USA. Open … Continued

Nearly Half the States Persist in Starving Public Education

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/11511/ It is October, when the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) updates its report on overall school spending across the states. In this year’s version, released last week, CBPP presents new numbers (in inflation-adjusted dollars) depicting … Continued