Posts Tagged: education

How much do cyber charter schools really cost?

March 13, 2013 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , ,

From the Commonwealth Foundation:

With the House Education Committee set to consider new legislation on reducing cyber school funding, the discussion has turned again to how much cyber schools “actually” cost and whether they receive too much money.… Read more

Seeing No Evil

November 27, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Politics, Voting | Tags: , ,

There has understandably been much analysis into the election results, and there will be much more to come. Some is good and helpful; others, not so much.   In this insightful article, Dennis Prager  takes a deeper look at one particular … Read more

New Scholarship Program Opportunity for Businesses to Help Pennsylvania Kids

August 2, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , ,

From the Commonwealth Foundation:

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development issued new guidelines regarding the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program.Businesses can begin applying for tax credits on August 8.

Information for parents and students is Read more

As State Budget Deadline Looms, New Opportunity for School Choice in Pennsylvania!

June 26, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics | Tags: , ,

by Tom Shaheen

With State Budget Facing Deadline, We May See More School Choice in Pennsylvania!

As PA House and Senate leaders and Gov. Corbett hammer out a state budget with the June 30th deadline looming, we hear that there … Read more

Institute Applauds Committee Passage of Bill Protecting Religious Freedom

June 20, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

The Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds the action yesterday of the Senate Education committee to pass Senate Bill 1134 by a 9-2 vote to protect religious child care centers from the heavy hand of government intrusion into their religious mission, while … Read more

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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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

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