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.
Faced with a $2 million budget shortfall, Northwestern Lehigh School District on Tuesday took an"American Idol"approach to budget cuts, asking an auditorium full of 600 people to vote with their cellphones on which program should go to avoid a tax hike.
Mr. Obama criticized "high-stakes" tests last week at a town-hall-style meeting, contrasting them with less-pressured tests his daughters took in their Washington private school. Those remarks, which did not receive wide coverage at the time, have since prompted close followers of education policy to wonder whether the president opposes his ownEducation Department.