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December 12, 2014

Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Decries School Funding "Injustices" in Philly and Nation

In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.

December 12, 2014

Pa. District Could Become State's First All-Charter School System

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 01, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days in Pennsylvania, Kentucky Raises Concerns

Poor Internet connectivity in rural areas and the potential loss of federal funds have some worried about new e-learning plans in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 11, 2014

Home Schoolers on Public School Sports Teams: Mo. Lawmaker Revives Debate

A bill that would allow home-schooled students to play on public school sports teams is likely to re-emerge in the Missouri legislature. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania lawmakers pass a bill ending district-level oversight of home schoolers.

November 11, 2014

Rural Districts Join Pa. School Funding Lawsuit.

The lawsuit says that the state's funding system is irrational and does not provide students with an adequate education.

November 10, 2014

Pa. Districts, Parents Sue Over 'Irrational and Inequitable' School Funding

The lawsuit filed Monday by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Small and Rural Schools, and state's NAACP, argues that the state has failed to devise a funding mechanism to provide its public school students with a thorough and efficient education.

November 05, 2014

Election Results Could Bring Relief to Phila. Schools; Leadership Stability to D.C.

Philadelphia officials hope a new governor will bring some financial relief, while Washington's new mayor has pledged to keep schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

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.

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