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Editorial: Online education is important part of school choice discussion
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Feb 15, 9:54 AM: Finding a way for the districts to lean on each other to provide what students need is an admirable evolution of school choice. It isn’t just because students and families and school districts can all come out ahead. It is because >
Philadelphia Nonprofit Trains Parents to Be Reading Stewards
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Feb 15, 9:46 AM: Springboard Collaborative works with children’s first teachers — their parents and caregivers — to narrow the literacy gap.
Editorial: Online education is important part of school choice discussion
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Feb 15, 9:03 AM: Districts have fought this for years by attempting to find online offerings that would satisfy parents and fulfill student needs without requiring the local district to pay a cyber provider on the other side of the state.
Budget report on Pa. education agency provokes spat between lawmakers, watchdogs
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Feb 14, 9:47 AM: In a section of the report analyzing the relationship between Pennsylvania’s spending on public schools and students’ standardized test performances over the course of a single year, the state’s Independent Fiscal Office concluded: >
Schoolhouse crumbling? That’s what you deserve, the Pa. GOP says. | Opinion
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Feb 11, 10:34 AM: Pennsylvania’s failure to address long-standing school funding inequities shows that the state believes that students deserve only the education their families can afford.
Wolf’s final Pa. budget seeks historic boost in funding for public schools
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Feb 9, 9:46 AM: As far as charter school reforms, making dramatic changes to the state’s 25-year-old charter school law has been an elusive goal for several administrations. Wolf apparently wants to take one final shot at getting something done in >
Cyberschool enrollment on the rise in Scranton School District
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Feb 9, 9:30 AM: The pandemic changed a lot of things including how children learn. More and more students are opting for virtual school.
Philly’s elite high schools have an equity problem. A controversial new admissions policy makes it worse. | Opinion
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Feb 7, 10:09 AM: Created mostly behind closed doors, the School District’s admissions policy for magnet schools may keep out the very students leaders aim to attract.
GOP makes case for school choice, not money in Pa. funding trial
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Feb 4, 10:30 AM: David Donley, the executive director of the House Republican Appropriations Committee since 2012, said nearly 40% of the state’s general fund budget goes toward education, the second-largest expenditure after human >
Redding School of the Arts set to become a high school
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Feb 4, 10:29 AM: Carlson told us that RSA will follow an "early-college" model, meaning their high school students will also take college courses to prepare them for life at a university.
Report: As costs skyrocket, Pa. must reign in cyber charter schools
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Feb 2, 6:58 AM: What the report’s comparison showed is that Pennsylvania’s 25-year-old law governing charter schools funds them in a “fairly unique” way, which is to base tuition on the expense-per-student in the sending school district, as opposed >
Education stakeholders warn of teacher shortage 'crisis' at Pa. Senate hearing
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Feb 2, 6:27 AM: Larisa Shambaugh, chief talent officer for the Philadelphia Public Schools, said the most important component is adequate education funding. The under-funding of Philadelphia schools and others across the commonwealth put them at a >
Pennsylvania school districts trying to figure out how to spend federal COVID money amid challenges
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Feb 1, 9:51 AM: Thanks to a large influx of federal COVID-19 relief funding, school districts across Pennsylvania find themselves in the unfamiliar situation of being flush with cash.
New Pittsburgh Promise scholarship plans to add 35 Black educators to city schools in 7 years
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Jan 28, 8:08 AM: A scholarship funded by a Pittsburgh family will not only cover education costs for 35 aspiring educators of color, but also includes a paid summer program at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship fund >
Pennsylvania is the nation’s ‘cyber charter capital,’ with funding and oversight consequences, report says
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Jan 27, 6:54 AM: Enrollment in cyber charters grew faster in Pennsylvania last year than in any other state, according to the PA Charter Performance Center.
Four highlights from the landmark Pa. school funding trial, as plaintiffs rest their case this week
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Jan 26, 6:08 AM: After more than eight weeks of testimony, the plaintiffs challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding system expect to rest their case Wednesday.
Pennsylvania school board member to parents: 'I don't work for you'
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Jan 25, 7:41 AM: School board member Richard Robinson wrote a column for the York Dispatch, taking aim at parents who come to school board meetings to raise concerns and explaining why he believes board members are not beholden to taxpayers.
Thank you, Meek Mill — a phrase I never expected to say | Jenice Armstrong
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Jan 21, 8:33 AM: I don’t blame Meek, Hart, and Rubin for choosing to help kids attend private schools. It’s hard, even for me, an advocate of public education, to have much confidence in the Philadelphia School District these days.
Bill automatically increasing funding for Pa.’s school choice advances in Senate
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Jan 20, 8:52 AM: Senate Republicans continued their push for expanding school choice on Wednesday by advancing a bill that seeks to clear the waiting list of students seeking financial aid to attend a private school.
Lawmaker proposes school choice for Pennsylvania students in poor-performing districts
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Jan 19, 8:44 AM: A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing a new school-choice program for students who live in the commonwealth’s poorest-performing public school districts.

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