Political pundits love to play up the ideological differences between so-called “red” states and “blue” ones. But when it comes to giving children a great start in life, the nation is increasingly “purple,” with political leaders in both parties showing strong support for investments in early childhood education. The broad, bipartisan support for these investments is due to the fact they pay off in so many ways. The latest research from Nobel Prize winning economist James Heckman indicates the education and support a child receives in the earliest years - from birth to age 5 - have a huge impact on his or her ability to succeed in K-12, in college and later in life. Heckman’s research also has shown that early education programs can help prevent students from having developmental delays later in school, decrease the dropout rate and reduce the likelihood that a child will fall into the criminal justice system - all of which save state taxpayers money, and help more children grow into productive, creative adults.
The School Reform Commission of the School District of Philadelphia will hold a special meeting to consider suspension of selected requirements of the Public School Code and applicable Regulations on Thursday,
To register to speak, please call 215-400-4180 before on Wednesday,
Tune in to watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 52, Verizon Fios Channel 20, or streaming online.
Corbett rejects plea on Phila. school funding
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Just be honest, Dr. Hite. Isn't this the moment the Broad Foundation trained you for, the moment that Gov. Corbett's appointees on the School Reform Commission brought you to
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DiBernardino is a member of the Delaware County Taxpayers Coalition, a group that for years has been sounding the alarm that Pennsylvanians are unfairly taxed in a system that targets homeowners and is taking an increasing toll on senior citizens and those on fixed incomes.
Of course, the bane of DiBernardino’s existence is the property tax, the basic building block of education funding in
The agency overseeing the state's public school pension fund has begun a probe of findings that the base salaries of six administrators in the Greensburg Salem School District were inflated with unused sick days or health care benefits to bump up their retirement checks.
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October 15-18, 2013 | Hershey Lodge & Convention Center