Sunday, February 27, 2011

SB1 Vote on Tuesday/ WJH Directors oppose vouchers/PTR: Cyber grads face military's bias/ PN: Teplitz announces run against state Sen. Jeffrey Piccola

Senate Education Committee Will Vote on SB 1 Next Tuesday
Call or write to your senators to voice your concerns and ask them to vote "No" on the bill. This is especially important if your senator is on the Education Committee, but we are asking that all members of the Senate be contacted now. Please reach out your senators via telephone or email before next Tuesday.

To Contact Members of the Senate Education Committee about SB 1:

West Jefferson Hills school directors oppose vouchers 
McKeesport Daily News Feb 25
By STACY LEE Daily News Staff Writer 
West Jefferson Hills school board is voicing its disap­proval of school vouchers.
The board adopted a resolution earlier this week opposing proposed legis­lation that would provide direct financial aid to or tuition tax credits or vouch­ers for state residents enrolled in non-public schools.

Cyber grads face military's bias

By Amy Crawford
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Justin Merrill had wanted to join the military for as long as he could remember.
"Everyone on my mom's side of the family was a Marine, and everyone on my dad's side was in the Army," explained Merrill, 18, of Danville, Montour County, in Central Pennsylvania. "I wanted to do something to help my country."
But Merrill's plan was jeopardized last year, when he learned that the Army did not approve of the high school diploma he was on track to earn from Agora Cyber Charter School.

Democrat Robert Teplitz announces run against state Sen. Jeffrey Piccola

Published: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:07 PM
Robert Teplitz, the top legal and policy director to Auditor General Jack Wagner, has announced his candidacy for the state Senate district seat representing Dauphin and northern York counties that is up for election next year. 

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