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Teachers union, religious objectors battle over how dues are spent

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Education, First Amendment, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Religious objectors want more control over where their money goes.

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PA charter schools seek equal funding

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

EQUALITY FOR ALL?: Could funding Albany charters just as much as traditional public schools have fixed their financial woes?

Pennsylvania charters receive 32 percent less state funding than other public schools.

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How Pennsylvania schools waste $54 million on buses

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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No-bid busing contracts have been a giant waste of taxpayer money.

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Audit: Philly schools are mismanaged and waste money

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Education, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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Bus drivers with criminal convictions were hired to shuttle kids to school in the report’s most alarming discovery.

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Charter school supporters rally at Pennsylvania Capitol

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Education Blog, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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More than 1,500 students, parents, educators, charter school leaders, and lawmakers rallied this week at Pennsylvania’s state Capitol in support of brick-and-mortar charter schools. “Students and families deserve to have the option to attend a brick-and-mortar charter school if their local school continues to fail them academically,” said Tim Eller, executive director of the Keystone Alliance for […]

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Pennsylvania school choice foes agree charter reform is needed

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Old laws are pitting a district against one of the best charter schools in the state and the clash prevents the school from expanding.

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