Posts Categorized: education

School Choice Needed for PA Students

January 16, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , ,

From Commonwealth Foundation President, Matt Brouillette:

Instead of a one-size-fits-all system of education, we need to fully embrace an education marketplace where choice and competition is the rule rather than the exception.

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What Would You Do to Make Pennsylvania a Better Place?

December 27, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted in education, Family, Health, Life, marriage, Politics, Radio | Tags:

If you were running the state of Pennsylvania, what resolutions would you choose to make Pennsylvania a better place?

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Former Philly Superintendent Applies for Unemployment After Large Payout

November 30, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

Former Philly schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who was paid a $905,000 buyout (in public money) to leave the city, applied for unemployment benefits this month.

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Large Crowd Rallies for School Choice at Capitol

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

Hundreds of students and teachers, many sporting red T-shirts in support of a recently passed state Senate measure to expand school choice options, crammed the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday to attend a rally supporting Senate Bill 1, andGov. Tom Read more

New Teacher Evaluation Bill Up For Committee Vote

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

The House Education Committee will consider House Bill 1980, introduced by Rep. Ryan Aument.  Rep. Aument’s bill would increase rating categories from two (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) to four (distinguished, proficient, needs improvement and failing). Student achievement will count for … Read more

State Legislature Has Key Issues Left to Vote on This Year

November 14, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Life, Politics | Tags: , ,

Senate Bill 732, the abortion clinic regulations bill, and SB 1, the school choice bill are just two of important legislation that the state house and senate need to come together on to pass before November 30th.

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From Dr. Albert Mohler: The Tragic Lessons of Penn State

November 10, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , , ,

Dr. Albert Mohler writes an insightful piece on the Penn State scandal, and the broader changes that should result from it.

“The detonation of the Penn State scandal must shake the entire nation into a new moral awareness.”

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School Choice Passes Senate, Now Onto House

October 27, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

Thank you to all who called and emailed your State Senator about Senate Bill 1!

By a 27-22 vote, the state Senate passed a school voucher plan that is targeted to low-income children attending poor-performing schools. The bill now heads … Read more

School Choice Advances: SB1 Passes Committee

October 25, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate Education Committee this morning by a 9-2 vote. The school choice bill encompasses several advances in education reform: grants for children in the poorest performing schools in the state; expansion of the Education Improvement … Read more

PA Family Council Applauds Gov. Corbett’s School Choice Initiative

October 12, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , , ,

Press Release 10-12-11

PA Family Council Applauds Gov. Corbett’s School Choice Initiative

(Harrisburg, October 12, 2011) Pennsylvania Family Council, the advocacy arm of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, applauds Gov. Tom Corbett’s initiative to expand school choice and provide stronger accountability … Read more