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Hite Sees Danger In Bill To Address PA Struggling SchoolsAppearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.
Pa. Senate Panel Mulls Allowing Teachers To Carry GunsIn an effort to stop mass violence in schools, a Pennsylvania state senate committee has begun vetting legislation that would allow teachers and school employees trained and licensed to carry guns to bring them to work.
Pa. School District Officials Blast Idea Of Standardized Test Requirement For GraduationSchool board members, parents, school super-intendants, and the teachers' union voiced their displeasure at a hearing Monday.
Corbett Takes Heat For Handling Of Chester-Upland School District TroublesGovernor Corbett is coming under fire from a key state senator of his own party for his administration’s handling of the situation with Chester-Upland and other financially troubled school districts in the state.
Nutter Lobbies For State Action On City ReassessmentsMayor Nutter went to Harrisburg yesterday to press for action on state legislation that will enable the city of Philadelphia to overhaul its property tax assessment system.
Nominee For Last SRC Vacancy Sails Through Confirmation HearingThe nominee for the last vacancy on Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission sailed through her confirmation hearing in Harrisburg yesterday.
With Looming Budget Cuts, School Districts Get Some Help From LawmakersWith Governor Corbett calling for major cuts to public education in his proposed budget, a bi-partisan group of state Senators is backing legislation to relieve school districts of mandates, in order to help them cope.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Revisit School Voucher ProgramAlong with an effort to sell off state liquor stores, a new attempt to establish a school voucher program is shaping up as one of the big issues for Pennsylvania lawmakers in the year ahead.