Study considering later start times for PA high schools

Study considering later start times for PA high schools

With the 2019-20 school year underway, some families face a familiar battle: waking up teens for early school day starts. A study commissioned by the state Senate could bring an armistice for high schoolers who dread those early alarms.
 
The Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission is currently investigating whether students would benefit from later start times at secondary schools. The study was launched by Senate Resolution 417, which passed last fall.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

Rep. Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery), a former school teacher, has always been involved in education issues in Pennsylvania. He is working on legislation that would establish a Cyber Charter School Advisory Commission to review and make recommendations concerning cyber charter school funding.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Auditor General DePasquale criticizes lax accountability and spending in Pittsburgh Public Schools travel audit

Auditor General DePasquale criticizes lax accountability and spending in Pittsburgh Public Schools travel audit

Despite class only having been back in session for two days, Pittsburgh Public Schools is heading into the new school year with another unfavorable audit from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

At the end of May, a number of Pittsburgh Public Schools officials, namely Superintendent Anthony Hamlet landed in hot water over an unauthorized trip to Cuba. A month later, a different audit found that the district had failed to secure roughly $2 million in reimbursements due to poor record keeping. 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Governor, Republicans face off over charter school reforms

Governor, Republicans face off over charter school reforms

An announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that he will seek new regulations to beef up transparency on charter schools has refocused attention on an area which lawmakers have said has needed attention for some time and will perhaps serve as an impetus to bring on even meatier legislation from the General Assembly.

Announced Tuesday, Wolf said he will instruct the Department of Education to heighten financial transparency for charter school management firms and increase their accountability to the state. The governor is also calling for a fee-for-service model designed to recoup taxpayer money that goes into processing charter applications and other services which the Department of Education performs.

Friday, August 23, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - August 19, 2019

Tweets of the Week - August 19, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, August 23, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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