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PA House Votes To Allow Performance Factor In Teacher FurloughsThe bill goes to the Senate for consideration.
Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made PublicA commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.
Part 1: The EITC -- What Is It?The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
Part 2: Who's Hurt by the EITC?Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
Part 3: Who Benefits From It?"BLOCS provides scholarships from your business taxes to students who not only want to attend a Catholic school but are most in need," says one advertisement.
Part 4: Ongoing ControversiesState senator Tony Williams defends the program as similar to the GI Bill, but some of his Harrisburg colleagues see it as improperly favoring closed groups.
Pa. Voters Picking Candidates For State Legislature TodayVoters in Pennsylvania are choosing party nominees for state legislative races and in some areas, they’ll also be voting for candidates who’ll serve the unexpired terms of lawmakers who’ve resigned.
Hearing On Controversial School Voucher Proposal HeldA Pennsylvania House Democratic committee travelled to Philadelphia Tuesday for the first in a series of hearings on a controversial school voucher proposal.
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