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Growing Population Of Latino Students Doing Well In School

Latinos represent the fastest growing group of students in the country’s public schools and a new report suggests they are making great strides in education.

02/16/2015

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Some Pa. State Officials Push To Tax Marcellus Shale Drilling In Effort To Raise Money For Public Schools

Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and a number of his colleagues want to put an eight percent tax on Marcellus Shale extraction in the commonwealth.

02/05/2015

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Report: 40 Percent Of Kids In Pa.’s Public Schools Classified As Low Income

A new report reveals the majority of America’s public school students now come from low-income families.

01/19/2015

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High School Dropout Rates Hit Record Low

The national dropout rate reached a record low last year.

11/04/2014

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South Street Grocery Store Helps Raise Funds For 2 Local Public Schools

The schools have more than 1,300 students all together, and Whole Foods says the funds raised will directly support students.

09/18/2014

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US Schools Become Minority Majority

The US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.

09/08/2014

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White Students No Longer To Be Majority In School

For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled.

08/09/2014

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School District Residency Requirements May Have Some Flexibility

There are plenty of parents who want their school aged children to go to a good school with better student outcomes than the one in which they actually live. This may be illegal.

08/08/2014

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Activists Stage Sit-In Protest At Corbett’s Office

A small group of activists seeking more money for Pennsylvania’s public schools staged a sit-in protest outside Gov. Tom Corbett’s office.

06/26/2014

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School Districts Warned About Denying Enrollment Over Immigration

The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.

06/23/2014

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City Council Approves Using $120 Million In Sales Tax To Help Philadelphia Schools

But the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.

06/12/2014

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Latinos Most Segregated Population In US

Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.

06/02/2014

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Restricting Advanced Placement Courses

The Washington Post reports that some schools restrict AP access to show a high rate of success, so some good students in math, science and engineering are losing out.

04/22/2014

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At Some Schools, Football Not Making The Cut

Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.

04/16/2014

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More Public School Students Getting Free, Healthier Breakfast

Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.

04/02/2014

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