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September 24, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days Now an Option for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania will allow schools to use digital strategies to keep schools running in the event of inclement weather, beginning this year.

September 08, 2014

Pa. Gov. Corbett Urges Review as Part of Effort to 'Roll Back' Common Core

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett releases a somewhat ambiguous statement about the future of the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State.

July 29, 2014

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 12, 2014

Audio Recording on School Buses Prompts Debate Over Security vs. Student Privacy

Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.

June 06, 2014

Report: Aid Cuts Forced Pa. School Districts to Reduce Programs, Raise Local Taxes

In a report this week by two state organizations, school districts said that despite an increase in state education aid this year, they will still have to raise local taxes.

May 13, 2014

Pa. Auditor General Pushes for Tougher Charter School Oversight

Among other proposals, the state auditor is calling for the creation of an independent, statewide board to oversee charters.

April 28, 2014

Girls in Rural Pa. More Likely Than Boys to Earn Good Grades, Aspire to Attend College

A new study shows that rural girls in Pennsylvania are more likely to earn good grades and aspire to attend a four-year college than their male peers.

April 25, 2014

Student Fatally Stabbed at School After Apparent Prom Date Rejection

The attacker and the victim were both students at a Connecticut high school.

April 23, 2014

Teachers at Pa. Cyber Charter School Become First to Form Union

Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in an effort to negotiate higher wages.

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