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Lincoln Park sophomore prepares for national Poetry Out Loud competition

Mar29

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Greer LeRoy, a sophomore at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, is Pennsylvania state champion of the 2016 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. LeRoy had won Lincoln Park’s first-ever Poetry Out Loud competition and the regional competition in Pittsburgh. She will now represent Pennsylvania in an expenses-paid trip to compete in […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Mar29

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY MARCH 27, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Lift the cap on charter public schools (Op-Ed) (Commonwealth Magazine – MA, 3/18/16) Trailing the Pack (The Register Guard – OR, 3/17/16) School Discipline Is a Big Issue, But That Headline Is Not Helping Anyone (Op-Ed) (The Huffington Post, 3/18/16) Report finds charters […] More »

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Wolf to Allow Republican Budget to Become Law, Warns of Looming Crisi

Mar29

  Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would let the Republican 2015-2016 budget become law. Although the budget cuts expenditures by another $238 million, and remains $290 million out of balance, in order to move forward and address a looming 2016-2017 deficit of $2 billion, Governor Wolf is allowing the budget to become […] More »

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Turnaround’s fair play

Mar21

Correction: A quote in this editorial from Jerry Jordan was mistakenly attributed to the Public Education Notebook. The original source of Jordan’s quote was NewsWorks/WHYY. School Superintendent William Hite had one of those damned-if-you-do-damned-if you don’t moments last week. Criticized for turning over low-performing public schools to charter providers, Hite took a new tack. He […] More »

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Wagner Votes to Bring End to Budget Stalemate

Mar21

HB 1801 Passes Senate 31-18   HARRISBURG – Today Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) joined Senate colleagues in passing a supplemental appropriation bill to bring the 2015-2016 budget stalemate to a close.   “It is time to move on,” stated Wagner during remarks on the Senate floor. “I’m asking everyone in this Chamber to be responsible.  Members on […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Mar18

WEEKLY UPDATE: MARCH 18, 2016 Upcoming Events The Campaign for Fair Education Funding is proud to host and sponsor events that bring together our more than 50 member organizations, and supporters across the state to advocate for public education students. Find out how you can get involved. News Visit our website for regional (new!) and statewide […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf’s promised budget bill vetoes could run into problems.

Mar17

Capitolwire: Wolf’s promised budget bill vetoes could run into problems.  By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (March 16) – Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto the budget bills sent to him by the General Assembly on Wednesday. However, it’s unclear how long that veto will stand. Several members of the Senate Democratic Caucus are […] More »

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Capitolwire: Legislative GOP to try again to finish FY2015-16 budget this week.

Mar15

Capitolwire: Legislative GOP to try again to finish FY2015-16 budget this week. By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (March 14) – Legislative Republicans are going to take another swing at completing the currently unfinished state budget, however it could be another miss from the governor’s perspective. Legislative sources in the state House of Representatives and […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Mar14

WEEKLY UPDATE: MARCH 11, 2016 Educators, Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Fix Pennsylvania’s School Funding Crisis This past Tuesday educators and advocates supporting the Campaign convened at the state Capitol to attend state budget hearings about public education funding, and a press conference urging lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s school funding crisis. The day was a success […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Mar14

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY MARCH 13, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Morning Education (Politico, 3/7/16) Charter schools’ ranks swell in Albuquerque (Albuquerque Journal – NM, 3/7/16) Report: R.I. eighth out of 18 states for charter public school movement momentum (Providence Business News – RI, 3/7/16) Report: Louisiana ranks among top states with ‘healthiest’ charter […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Mar07

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY March 6, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter School Law And The States Rankings (Blog Talk Radio, 2/29/16) As Washington State Nears Historic Charter School Deadline, Lawmakers Should Choose Wisely (Op-Ed) (The Seventy Four, 3/3/16) NATIONAL NEWS There Are More High-Needs Students In NYC Charters Than You Think (Op-Ed) (The Seventy […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Mar07

WEEKLY UPDATE: MARCH 4, 2016 Make your Voice Heard! Join us Tuesday, March 8 for the state budget hearings on public education funding and other activities as part of our effort to ensure fair funding for every student, no matter where that student lives. Attending in person? Get details about the event here and please share with family, […] More »

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