Former Rep. Houghton to Primary Sen. Dinniman
My organization recently conducted a review of the research on school vouchers to inform these questions and provide
Here we go again. That’s what many Pennsylvanians said as they watched Gov. Tom Corbett push for tuition voucher plans and charter school expansion. It’s like the movie “Groundhog Day,” where the same scene repeats over and over. Voucher proponents and people who profit from charter schools made the same tired arguments they’ve been using for 20 years, proposing to take money from public schools to pay for programs that will not improve student performance.
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Live-stream of archdiocese press conference on school closings
The archdiocese will hold a press conference to announce the findings at 4 p.m. at the
to watch a live-stream of the 4 p.m. press conference.
Chesco Senator Dinniman blasts education department
“As a legislator, I have a fundamental responsibility to ask a question that needs to be asked and I don’t know the answer to: ‘Is it just a coincidence that the operator of the for-profit charter school serving the students of this district is also one of the biggest Republican contributors in the commonwealth?’” Dinniman asked.
Chester owes intermediate unit $1.08 million Upland
Chester Upland incurred a $2.94 million debt to the DCIU for various services provided during the 2010-11 school year. The district has paid $1.86 million of that, including two payments within the last month totaling $500,000, leaving Chester Upland’s outstanding debt at $1.08.
Officials from the DCIU, Chester Upland and the Pennsylvania Department of Education have been meeting to construct a repayment plan, DCIU Executive Director Lawrence J. O’Shea said. State Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of