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Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School Funding

The suit, filed last fall by parents’ groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.

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Education Advocates Want Freeze on ‘Cyber’ Charter Operators

There are 15 online “cyber” charters in Pennsylvania now, and six operators have applied to the state education department to run new ones.


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Pennsylvania Education Advocates Allege Discrimination In Disciplinary School Placements

The Education Law Center was to file a complaint with the Justice Department on Wednesday, alleging widespread discrimination in alternative disciplinary programs in Pennsylvania.


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Survey: School Nurse Shortage Having A Big Impact On Philadelphia Schools

Cuts to Philadelphia’s school nursing staff has had a negative effect on students, according to a new survey.


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Educators and Spending Watchdogs Critical of Pennsylvania ‘Cyber’ Charters

Critics cite a number of weaknesses with the state’s existing cyber charter schools, and oppose any new ones.


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Pennsylvania Legislators, In Philadelphia, Weigh School Voucher Programs

The divisive issue of school vouchers took center stage on Tuesday at a hearing in Northeast Philadelphia.


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Battle Over NJ School Funding Continues In Court

A judge’s decision in New Jersey could prove troublesome to the Christie Administration as it attempts to reign in state spending. The issue: adequate funding of public schools.


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Top Resources For Special Needs Families In Philadelphia

Caring for your child with special needs – whether it’s autism, cerebral palsey, ADHD, physical disabilities, or other challenges – can be an exercise in frustration. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best resources in the city of Philadelphia to help you get the help your family needs.