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  • New Pennsylvania law eliminates Keystone Exam requirement for career and technical education students - LancasterOnline
    published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:05:13 GMT
    LancasterOnlineNew Pennsylvania law eliminates Keystone Exam requirement for career and technical education studentsLancasterOnline“We continue to recognize the importance of providing multiple avenues for students to demonstrate educational achievement,” said Turzai, who also serves as Speaker of the House. “This law will ensure our career and technical education system is ...New law would allow some Pennsylvania students to finish high ...Pittsburgh Post-GazetteGov. Wolf signs bill allow...
  • The PA Nutrition Education Network: Quick & Easy Quesadillas - ABC27
    published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:49:52 GMT
    ABC27The PA Nutrition Education Network: Quick & Easy QuesadillasABC27The Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network connects individuals and organizations engaged with improving nutrition, specifically for low-income Pennsylvanians. PNEN hosted a statewide recipe contest where they asked culinary and vo-tech students to ......
  • Rumor of $100M cut in Pennsylvania's education budget rattles fair school funding campaign - The Times Herald
    published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:23:00 GMT
    Rumor of $100M cut in Pennsylvania's education budget rattles fair school funding campaignThe Times HeraldPennsylvania already ranks worst in the nation for the gap between rich and poor school districts and Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget had included $100 million more in education funding to be distributed through the fair-funding formula adopted last ...and more »...
  • Pa. vo-tech students no longer need to worry about Keystone Exams - lehighvalleylive.com
    published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:31:31 GMT
    lehighvalleylive.comPa. vo-tech students no longer need to worry about Keystone Examslehighvalleylive.comPennsylvania high school students studying in career and technology education programs no longer have to pass the Keystone Exams to graduate. On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 6, which allows those students to demonstrate proficiency ......
  • Pa. charter school law still reshaping education 20 years later - The Philadelphia Tribune
    published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:13:22 GMT
    The Philadelphia TribunePa. charter school law still reshaping education 20 years laterThe Philadelphia TribuneTom Ridge and fellow supporters of school choice turned to charter schools as a backup plan for education reform. After months of meetings and rigorous lobbying, the state Legislature approved the Pennsylvania Charter School Law in June 1997.State budget process, mandated costs bedevil Pennsylvania schoolsTribune-ReviewFor 20 years, charter schools have provided quality education option...
  • Pa. lawmakers want to kiss Keystone Exams and seniority-based layoffs goodbye - PennLive.com
    published on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:27:22 GMT
    PennLive.comPa. lawmakers want to kiss Keystone Exams and seniority-based layoffs goodbyePennLive.comREPLACING KEYSTONES: This legislation, approved by the Senate Education Committee by a 8-4 vote, would kill the Keystone Exams and switch to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that 70 percent of Pennsylvania students already take for college ......
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces the Creation of Regional STEM Ecosystem - PR Newswire (press release)
    published on Thu, 25 May 2017 19:55:27 GMT
    Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces the Creation of Regional STEM EcosystemPR Newswire (press release)HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that it has received national recognition for another Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) ecosystem in the ...and more »...
  • Pa. guidelines for school discipline may change - Philadelphia Public School Notebook
    published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:27:57 GMT
    Philadelphia Public School NotebookPa. guidelines for school discipline may changePhiladelphia Public School Notebook“Across Pennsylvania, we're suspending high numbers of little kids for low-level offenses – almost all for misconduct, not for violent incidents,” said Deborah Gordon Klehr, executive director of the Education Law Center in Philadelphia. She described ...and more »...
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Promotes Gender Inclusivity at Central PA Event - PR Newswire (press release)
    published on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:39:07 GMT
    Pennsylvania Department of Education Promotes Gender Inclusivity at Central PA EventPR Newswire (press release)HARRISBURG, Pa., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Dr. David Volkman, Executive Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), discussed the importance of gender inclusivity at a symposium held at Temple ......
  • Western Pennsylvania school superintendents urge more state education funding - WTAE Pittsburgh
    published on Wed, 31 May 2017 21:20:45 GMT
    WTAE PittsburghWestern Pennsylvania school superintendents urge more state education fundingWTAE PittsburghThe Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents and The Campaign for Fair Education Funding sponsored a Wednesday gathering at West Mifflin Area High School. "Fund our schools. I want my students, I want my children. Fund us and we'll ...School superintendents plead for state funding help | Pittsburgh Post ...Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSchool Superintendents Call For Mor...