PA Constitution - Public School System Section 14.
Grim day arrives for those facing school layoffs
MARTHA WOODALL, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Monday,
Stoll is the communications director for the House Appropriations Committee and he contacted me last week to express his displeasure with The Mercury's story analyzing the House of Representatives budget, and how it affected local districts, which first ran on our web site on June 13. "Your story and the headline are incredibly misleading and fails to accurately explain how school funding is distributed to school districts," he wrote in a June 14 e-mail to me after the story appeared in print.
Corbett looking for a policy win heading into election
Edward Donley, former chairman of Air Products & Chemicals, has been involved in many local, state and national efforts to promote education.
…..Before children enter kindergarten, science tells us, the brain grows rapidly and forms networks that build the foundation for learning and social skills. By age 5, children's brains reach 85 percent of adult weight, developing 700 neural synapses — the connections that facilitate learning — every second. Differences in learning appear as early as age 3, when the children of parents receiving public assistance have vocabularies of about 500 words, compared to 700 words for children in working-class families and 1,100 words for children of college-educated parents. Decades of research show that disadvantaged children who receive high-quality early childhood education are more likely to succeed in school, graduate from high school, go to college or pursue career training, obtain good jobs, and become productive, contributing members of society.
PA Charter Schools: $4 billion taxpayer dollars with no real oversight
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