PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

While the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is still over eight years away, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are already in the beginning stages of planning how to celebrate the birth of the nation.

Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House lawmakers introduce bill to help identify quality daycare centers

House lawmakers introduce bill to help identify quality daycare centers

Two freshman House lawmakers from different sides of the aisle came together Tuesday to announce the introduction of legislation aimed at improving the identification of quality childcare facilities in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Charter school reform effort gets restarted in House

Charter school reform effort gets restarted in House

For the last several sessions, lawmakers in Pennsylvania have tried—but failed—to enact comprehensive reforms to the commonwealth’s charter school system.

 

Tuesday, that Sisyphean effort was restarted with the House Education Committee approving House Bill 97, vehicle legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) that he said was akin to legislation that nearly got across the finish line last session in the form of House Bill 530.

 

According to Rep. Reese—the House member whose name has been attached to charter school reform the last two legislative sessions—the bill is aimed at leveling the playing field between charter schools (both brick and mortar and cyber) and traditional public schools.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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