…."Hopefully, the folks in Harrisburg who are responsible for going through this budget exercise every year will see that enough people are interested in this, and a broad enough array of people are advocating for this, that we'll actually be able to see it happen"
'Circuit Riders' begin campaign to change school funding
PDE Press Release September 29, 2014
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that $23.1 million in funding has been awarded to 64 school districts and community-based organizations in 29 counties across the state. This funding will support educational resources in local communities to increase student academic achievement – a cornerstone of what the Governor believes will ensure students are prepared for postsecondary success. Through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program, the organizations will use these funds to establish or expand community learning centers to provide students, who attend high-poverty, low-performing schools, with additional high-quality academic opportunities. “These grants will provide educational opportunities that are focused on complementing, supplementing and enhancing the work being done in the classroom by teachers and students,” Gov. Corbett said. “We know that at-risk students need additional educational resources to be academically successful and this funding will support these efforts.”
Gov. Tom Corbett announced $23.1 million in state funding for social and artistic activities in high-poverty, low-performing schools on Monday, including nine in
If there's one great surprise to come out of this year's race for the state's top spot, it's learning that just about everyone and their dog runs a polling operation. From Franklin & Marshall to Muhlenberg and Harper, from PPP to Magellan, you can't swing a dead cat around here without someone bothering a registered or likely voter for his or her opinion.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10 AM, Perkiomen Valley
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11 AM, Pittsburgh
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Panelists Will Include:
Education Lawyer, Josh Kershenbaum, Esq.
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Doors will open at 5 with student performances. Followed by book signing.
The Network for Public Education will hold a historic event in one month's time.