Thursday, December 1, 2011
Maybe our Founding Fathers were on to something with that whole pesky, inconvenient “separation of church and state” thing.
Daily postings from the Keystone State Education Coalition now reach more than 1000 Pennsylvania education policymakers – school directors, administrators, legislators and members of the press via emails, website, Facebook and Twitter.
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According to the article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "currently, the diocese receives tuition-assistance funding from two sources: the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarships fund and the Bishop's Education Fund. The SOS fund -- which distributed $2.9 million in grants to more than 3,800 students in the 2010-11 school year, comes from the Education Improvement Tax Credit, which allows businesses to provide scholarship money to private parochial schools in exchange for tax credits."
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss
Just how involved did the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh get in the effort to promote vouchers? Very.
Voucher Mea Culpa:
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Catholic Education Foundation announced a campaign to raise $100 million for Catholic schools in our area.
Mr. Riordan, who was mayor of Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001, is the founding president of the Los Angeles Catholic Education Foundation.
By Joel Hood and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporters
12:08 a.m. CST, November 30, 2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing much worse.
In Upper St. Clair, perhaps an innovative "outside the box" solution to state education funding cuts