PA House Passes Bad Charter School Legislation

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): On Tuesday, April 25th, the PA House passed HB 97 by a vote of 108-84. Click HERE to learn if your state representative supported or opposed HB 97. Ten Republicans and 74 Democrats voted against the bill. If … Continued

Bills to Reform Standardized Testing Get Broad Support

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-27/education/bills-to-reform-standardized-testing-get-broad-support/a57456-2 April 27, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Bills would let districts decide if standardized tests should be a graduation requirement. (Alberto G./Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A package of five … Continued

Education Advocates Call Charter-School Reform Bill Flawed

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-25/education/education-advocates-call-charter-school-reform-bill-flawed/a57419-2 April 25, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA)Play Audio in Browser Window House Bill 97 continues a financial incentive for charters to underserve severely disabled children. (amslerPIX/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation to reform charter schools … Continued

Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/14/strong-foundations-the-economic-futures-of-kids-and-communities/#.WPYP5_krIdU By Lecia Imbery April 14, 2017  “Our young people are the future, and we all want them to have the support they need for successful and fulfilling lives. As a central banker, I recognize the benefits to the broader … Continued

Why Do Rural Legislators Vote for Voucher Programs That Deliver NO Benefits to Their Counties?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/april/why-do-rural-legislators-vote-voucher-programs-deliver-no-benefits-their-counties Apr 07, 2017 01:04 pm | Stephen Herzenberg Imagine two Pennsylvania programs that subsidize a mix of the state’s most expensive private schools catering to the very rich plus faith-based instruction hostile to those with different beliefs. … Continued

Report: Vouchers Fund PA Religious, Private Schools with Taxpayer Dollars

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-10/education/report-vouchers-fund-pa-religious-private-schools-with-taxpayer-dollars/a57195-1 April 10, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A report found a significant number of religious schools that receive vouchers teach creationism as science. (John Scalz/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Penn. — A … Continued

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