Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nov. 18th - PIMS and Vouchers/PA Senate GOP Leadership/Philly Grads/Superman Feedback/Voucher Background Info

News of Delaware County Nov 17th

Student data collection debated in Haverford and School Vouchers May be Back on the Table

Nov 17th, at 2:20pm
HAVERFORD — Director of Technology Jane Greenspun recently informed school officials and the public about the Pennsylvania Information…Read More

Delco Daily Times 11/17
Pileggi re-elected to Pa. Senate GOP leadership post
HARRISBURG, Pa. November 17th
Delco Sen. Dominic Pileggi has been re-elected to his leadership by his Republican brethren in the Senate.
Senate Republicans Wednesday elected their leadership team for the 2011-12 legislative session, and in addtition to the Pileggi move nominated Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) to once again serve as President Pro Tempore. The full Senate will vote on Scarnati's nomination when it reconvenes on Jan. 4. As President Pro Tempore, he will be responsible for appointing the chairpersons and members of the standing committees of the Senate. He will also play a significant role in negotiations with the Administration and House of Representatives.

Posted on Thu, Nov. 18, 2010

Report: Less than half of Phila. high graduates go to college

Just under half of Philadelphia's public high school graduates ever go to college.
And those who attend right after high school are more likely to succeed and to earn either two- or four-year degrees.
Those are among the findings of a report being released Thursday, based on data for more than 73,000 students who graduated from city schools from 2003 to 2009. Those numbers do not include the 29 percent of students who drop out of district schools each year.
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog Nov 18th
Teachers give 'Superman' director an earful 

Ongoing Background on Vouchers – 3rd in a Series
Pennsylvania’s REACH Foundation also testified at the October 13th Senate Ed Committee hearing on vouchers
The REACH (Road to Educational Achievement Through CHoice) Foundation and its sister organization, the REACH Alliance, are Pennsylvania's grassroots coalitions dedicated to ensuring parental choice in education.


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