Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PHILLY TEST SCORES RISE FOR 9TH STRAIGHT YEAR – RESPONSE: LET”S GIVE TAX $ TO VOUCHER SCHOOLS THAT DON’T HAVE TO GIVE ANY TESTS

Posted on Tue, Jun. 28, 2011
Phila. schools post test-score gains again
By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
City schoolchildren's state test scores are up for the ninth straight year, according to preliminary data released by the Philadelphia School District on Monday night.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110628_Phila__schools_post_test-score_gains_again.html?ref=more-like-this

 

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011, Posted by Amy Worden
Philadelphia Inquirer Commonwealth Confidential Blog
State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis said Monday he is pushing to enact school tuition voucher legislation before state lawmakers breaks for their summer recess, joining the governor and special interest groups calling for immediate education reforms.
Tomalis aired his position in an address to the Pennsylvania Press Club, warning that improvements in Pennsylvania students' test scores have slowed over the past decade despite rapid spending increases on education.

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/Tomalis-pushes-for-voucher-bill-before-break.html

 

PSBA Budget Update  (Monday Afternoon):
House Republicans Release General Fund Budget, School District Spreadsheets
On Monday afternoon the House Republican Caucus released aspreadsheet for the 2011-12 General Fund budget.  In addition, the caucus released a spreadsheet for education funding for each school district.  These numbers are NOT the final budget, but PSBA is forwarding this information to you at this time.

http://capwiz.com/psba/issues/alert/?alertid=50875561&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

 

Analysis of Pending PA School Budget and School Code Bill by Education Law Center

http://www.elc-pa.org/schoolcode2011.html

 

Questions or Opinions on the PA School Budget?

Post and follow on PA School Talk's website:

http://paschooltalk.org/forum/topics/general-assembly-scramble-ask

 

 Public Education Stakeholders can use Education Voters PA website to email and call your local legislators regarding the budget and keeping vouchers out of the budget bill.

Please forward this link to any public education stakeholders

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6041/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4313

 

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