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October 31, 2014

Pennsylvania Bill Would Eliminate Superintendent Review of Home Schooling

Pennsylvania superintendents would no longer be required to evaluate homeschoolers' education portfolios under a law approved by lawmakers.

October 24, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Pa. Gubernatorial Race

Incumbent GOP Gov. Tom Corbett is facing Democrat Tom Wolf in the race for Pennsylvania governor this year.

October 21, 2014

Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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.

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