Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Administration seeks to add more schools to voucher bill in negotiations

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Capitolwire: Administration seeks to add more schools to voucher bill in negotiations
8/9/2011 Peter L. DeCoursey, Capitolwire Bureau Chief
HARRISBURG (Aug. 8) -- Education Secretary Ron Tomalis and Senate Education Committee Chairman Jeff Piccola, R-Dauphin, both expressed optimism about ongoing voucher negotiations aimed at producing a bill this fall.

The PA House Education Committee has scheduled additional public hearings on school choice and the Charter School Act on Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 18th starting at 10:00 am in Room 140, Main Capitol

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Are school boards part of the problem or the solution?

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss
This was written by Anne M. Byrne. a member of the Nanuet, N.Y. school board and a member of the board of directors of the National School Boards Association.

 

One Big Happy Tea Party?

Allentown Morning Call Capitol Ideas Blog August 4, 2011
From Capitol Ideas Intern Sari "Mad Dog" Heidenreich
The Tea Party's support for school vouchers was brought into question at today's House Education Committee hearing on issues of school choice and charter schools.


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