Monday, March 21, 2011
Vouchers:Resolutions/ PPG: Tomalis re Budget/PPG: Proposed state cuts are forcing schools to adjust/ WAPO: How test scores are used as a political prop
York Daily Record - LTE
Vouchers won't improve schools
Updated: 03/18/2011 02:43:47 PM EDT
thedailyreview.com BY ERIC HRIN (STAFF WRITER)
Published: March 17, 2011
The Canton Area School Board also passed the resolution at its last meeting.
Haverford School Board Passes Resolution Against Voucher Bill
At Thursday night’s school board meeting, the
passed a resolution that the board said would inform the public of the potential impact that the voucher bill would have on the township. Haverford School District
Has your board considered a resolution opposing SB1?
State's education chief insists students come first
Saturday, March 19, 2011
By Eleanor Chute,
Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal -- to cut more than $1 billion from public school districts and base teacher job security on performance -- makes it obvious that education in
is likely to change dramatically. Pennsylvania
Planning for less: Proposed state cuts are forcing schools to adjust
Thursday, March 17, 2011
By Mary Niederberger,
If there's one certainty in the education budget proposed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett, it's that school districts on all ends of the spectrum are feeling the pain.
If the budget passes with cuts in place, some poor districts will no longer be able to operate after-school tutoring programs, and some will be forced to give up full-day kindergarten as funding for those programs is set to be eliminated. In addition, the districts stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in charter school tuition reimbursements, which also would be cut.
By Valerie Strauss
The news out of
offers evidence that calls for test-based teacher evaluations persist, ironically against the weight of evidence: “Sen. Joseph Lieberman is drafting a school reform bill that would tie a portion of federal education dollars to a requirement that states implement robust teacher evaluations, with student test scores being a major factor in rating teacher performance.” Washington D.C.