There's nothing unusual about planning, or even approving, school budgets before the state passes its budget. Many years, there's been no choice. This year could be trickier, school officials said, because of the uncertainty surrounding Gov. Tom Wolf's plans to pay for increases in education spending. Acting Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, a Wolf nominee, sent a letter March 17 to school districts across
HB752: School choice tax credit expansion bill touted
State leaders from both political parties threw their support behind a bill Thursday that would expand tax credit programs providing public dollars for those who qualify to attend schools, including private ones, outside of their regular public school. Legislators, including House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, attended a luncheon at LeMont restaurant hosted by Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik to thank lawmakers who are supportive of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program.
on March 27, 2015 at 6:45 AM, updated March 27, 2015 at 10:12 AM
The test is tomorrow but you’ll do just fine.
It’s reading and math, forget all the rest.
You don’t need to know what is not on the test.
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
© 2008 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)
The agreement was reached following a negotiation session around 7 p.m. March 25, according to board President Art Levinowitz, who said he was unable to provide any details until the language is finalized and the contract voted on.
- Acting Ed Sec'y Pedro Rivera
- Senate Ed Committee Majority Chairman Lloyd Smucker
- House Ed Committee Majority Chairman Stan Saylor
- Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Pat Browne
- Diane Ravitch
- House Majority Leader Dave Reed
- House Minority Leader Frank Dermody
- 2014 PSBA Tim Allwein Advocacy Award winners Shauna D'Alessandro and Mark Miller
More info/registration: http://www.educationvoterspa.org/index.php/site/news/2015-events/