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Plan Outlines Aid For Troubled Pa. School District

A suburban Philadelphia school system that threatened to shut down due to lack of funds should be able to stay open if a third party oversees the district’s financial operations for the rest of the academic year, state education officials say.


(file photo: Members of the Chester-Upland school board.  (credit: David Madden)

Pa. Education Department To Chester-Upland: Fix Your Own Budget Disaster

The Pennsylvania Education Department has shot down a request from the Chester-Upland School District for an advance on state funding the district says it needs to meet payroll after the end of the month.


Pa. Secretary Of Education Gives Districts 30 Days To Investigate Standardized Test Scores

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.


SRC Chair Robert Archie, State Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis, and Mayor Nutter signing the agreement at a City Hall news conference. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement To Give City More Control Over School District

ayor Nutter is heralding an agreement with the School District and the state which gives the city more info about school finances, and more say over how the district is run.


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Corbett Seeks To Prevent Property Tax Hikes That Could Follow Education Cuts

Answering critics who say cuts in state funding for public schools will simply result in local tax hikes, Governor Corbett, in his budget address, proposed that all property tax hikes above the rate of inflation be subject to voter referendum.