Plan to Reduce Standardized Testing Draws Praise

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-16/education/plan-to-reduce-standardized-testing-draws-praise/a59008-1 August 16, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The plan signed by Gov. Tom Wolf could eliminate up to two full days of testing at some schools. (Michelle Collins/Wikimedia Commons) … Continued

Lots of People Care About the School to Prison Pipeline

This post was written after the July session on the School to Prison Pipeline held at Circle of Hope Brethren in Christ. POSTED ON JULY 13, 2017 BY BENJAMIN WHITE at https://www.circleofhope.net/blog/lots-of-people-care-about-the-school-to-prison-pipeline/ On July 11, more than 100 people gathered at our building … Continued

Urge Senator Eichelberger to Schedule Hearing on Racial Disparities in Education

From POWER (http://www.powerinterfaith.org/): POWER has been working to increase the awareness of legislative leaders in Harrisburg about the widespread racial disparities in state education funding. For a long time, they would not even acknowledge that it was going on. But … Continued

Charter Expansion Bill On Hold, More $$$ for Private/Religious Schools

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): It appears the PA House has decided to put HB 97 on hold until the fall. Great, great work making calls and sending emails to your lawmakers. We will regroup over the summer and … Continued

State Education Budget Called Better, But Still Short

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-06/education/state-education-budget-called-better-but-still-short/a58399-1 July 6, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Despite increases, advocates estimate Pennsylvania needs to invest $3 billion more in public education. (Michelle Collins/Wikimedia Commons) PHILADELPHIA – The state budget … Continued

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