Senate Education Committee
Appearing 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.
In 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.
School board members, parents, school super-intendants, and the teachers’ union voiced their displeasure at a hearing Monday.
Governor 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.
Mayor 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.
The nominee for the last vacancy on Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission sailed through her confirmation hearing in Harrisburg yesterday.
With 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.
Along 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.