Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
Press Release: Williams, Piccola Unveil School Choice Plan/Inky:Rendell assails proposed school-voucher plan/School-choice proposal on Pennsylvania Senate fast track/NSBA letter to Congress: Fix ESEA, investigate federal overreach of power/Ravitch at FRN
Senator Piccola Press Release Jan. 11th, 2011
Williams and Piccola Unveil School Choice Plan
HARRISBURG - Calling school choice "the civil rights movement of this century," state Sens. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) and Jeffrey E. Piccola (R-Dauphin and York) announced the details of a highly anticipated "opportunity scholarship" plan today targeting the Commonwealth's worst schools and most impoverished families
Gov. Rendell urged his successor Tuesday to not cut education spending in the state's next budget, and came out against a proposed voucher program that would help low-income students from low-performing schools attend either private schools or public schools in other districts.
NSBA has also announced that Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New YorkUniversity, a historian of education and noted authorwill share her thoughts on the direction of public education and where we are in the historical context of education during the FRN Conference in Washington, DC, Feb. 6-8.