Check with your PTOs and see if they might be interested in hosting their legislators county-wide like the PTOs from 12 school districts in Chester County did last week. Our legislators may discount what they hear from school board members and superintendents, but when they have to stand in front of a crowd of voters their radar is functioning at 100 percent.
Read more: http://keystonestateeducationcoalition.blogspot.com/2011/05/ptos-from-12-chester-county-districts.html
HB 1326 Reported out of Committee; would remove all Act 1 exceptions
Capitolwire has reported that the House Finance Committee today reported out HB1326 (Grove) that would eliminate all Act 1 exceptions, by a vote along party lines 15-10. Five Democratic amendments were defeated including one that would have maintained the special education exception.
Pa. House passes expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program
Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 11:44 AM Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 1:12 PM
By Brad Bumsted, TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Last updated: 12:34 pm